CNW and I met at Stroud's for supper this evening.
Monday was opening day, and the waits that evening were reported as being 2.5 hours. CNW wouldn't be able to get to the restaurant until about 7:30PM this evening, so I went about 6PM and put my name in for a table. They said then, that it would be about a 1.5 hour wait.
The interior makes a small effort to resemble the Kansas City location, but this building falls short of the charm of the other Stroud's locations.
After taking a few interior photos, I went back outside for a fairly pleasant wait, chatting with other patrons waiting to get in.
About an hour and twenty minutes later, they called my name, and CNW arrived within the next 5 minutes.
The menu appears the same as the other Stroud's, though it does not list any of the history.
The kitchen was slower than I have experienced in the past. But that was understandable and we had plenty to talk about. In addition to our shared interest in food and travel. CNW tuned out to be a science fiction reader. Some of you may have already guessed what my handle sfreader stands for.
Our server was very good. I think she brought me 3 root beer refills.
To my taste, the food was much like the other locations. The servings were less generous, but still more than most people will eat. CNW with his salad my chicken noodle soup - outstanding as always CNW had a three breast dinner with mashed potatoes, I had chicken gizzards and cottage fries cinimon rolls (CNW had already grabbed one :-) my leftovers
For those of you unfamiliar with Stroud's that may look like a lot of leftovers, but it is less than I am used to in the past. Even the boxes are smaller.