The Mister and I tried a new restaurant the other night. It’s not really new, but it was new to us. We seem to get in a rut and go back to the same restaurant time in and time out. We decided to go up to a little neighborhood place called The Pit. It’s a little bar and grill that sounds like a barbecue joint. Not a very big place, so it was cozy and friendly. Here are the things I liked the best:
1. Very close to home, right up the street. As in, “What’s for dinner?”…”I don’t know, let’s just run up the street.”
2. They did not play all country western music. It was a variety of tunes from a variety of decades. Did I say decades? I heard Adele and I heard Yes. That right there was a forty year span in music. And, it was not blaring loud. I could still carry on a conversation with my date and not have the guy two tables down answer my questions.
3. The televisions were on neutral stations: Poker, Sports, and More Sports. I was not assaulted by the right wing political views of the day. No Fox News and no O’Reilly . I was in heaven. I am a bit of a liberal, who happens to live in a very conservative part of the country and those are popular television stations at restaurants and doctor’s waiting rooms. It’s not that I am all that political, it’s just that I don’t want to see it, speak it, or hear it during a meal and a drink. Baby, I was born that way!
4. The menu had a variety of entrees, appetizers, salads, and sandwiches just begging to be tried. I shall give it my best shot. There were also food and drink specials each day of the week. Note: Thursday is taco day. I’m all about the tacos.
5. The owner was very friendly and stopped by our table. She mentioned a seasonal menu. I asked if she knew about the Meat Loaf Rule. I couldn’t help myself, I’m quite shameless. I’ll do anything to market my food blog. I explained the rule and told her about the blog. I may have a new Gravy Company fan.
If you have a little neighborhood restaurant/grill and you have never tired them, give them a try. You may be pleasantly surprised. Support your local restaurants!