Last night's dinner because I couldn't post here last night:
I've been waiting patiently for Nichols, the diner across the street from where I live to re-open. They've been remodeling for the past few months.
They re-opened Tuesday as J.Nichol's Kitchen and I had dinner there tonight.
Although I'll miss the chicken pot pie that is no longer on the menu..... I love the new menu!
My dinner tonight was a strange combination of foods. I couldn't make up my mind and ordered three different items.
Mussels! These were an apetizer for $14 and they were plump, sweet and OMG Good! They were black mussels in a tomato, chili arbol broth that was so good I asked if I could get a container for it. (I just finished turning it in to MARhattan Clam Chowder for my mother)
I didn't order a main dish, but two sides. I was totally influenced by what the girls at the next table were eating. There was something that was served in a good sized individual caserole and it had my name on it. Without finding it on the menu, I asked the waitress what it was. 5 cheese white macaroni and cheese. (Redundat) I had to have it!
Then totally out of character I ordered a side dish of vegetables. Roasted Brussel Sprouts in a maple bacon glaze. They were fantastic!
It was a bit pricey for one meal, but I'll be back there as soon as I can. I must try the other menu items. I'll also take my camera with me the next time.
Being totally new, they had all new serving dishes and I was impressed! I'll just have to take pictures. Much easier than explaining them.
Fourth day of operation and the service was efficient and the food was incredibly good.
At one point in the meal, the manager came over and introduced himself.
What a smooth operation.
Nichols was always good, but J. Nichol's Kitchen is top notch!