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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Our Little Secret...

We just got home from taking my mom, sister and her family out for dinner. Finding a restaurant is always a challenge since my sister and her two kids are vegetarians. We usually choose an Italian restaurant because there's always pasta with marinara on the menu as well as pasta primavera and pasta pesto. Tonight we decided to take them to a Greek place we eat at occasionally which is close to our home. The food is good and their vegetarian selections are numerous. The place is small and almost never has more than a few couples dining at any given time. I made a reservation since we had 7 in our party (never thinking we'd actually need one) and it's a good thing I did! The place was mobbed with large and small parties...we were amazed. We even had to wait an extra few minutes until another table cleared so they could seat us all comfortably. What made it suddenly the most popular restaurant in the neighborhood? Well, apparently a few of the local and community newspapers decided to run very positive reviews of the restaurant recently and that's all it took. Now people are coming out of the woodwork wanting to experience this little dining gem. While we are thrilled for the owner and staff, we are worried that our once always available dining choice will be overwhelmed by the notoriety and we will no longer be able to just walk in and take a seat. Oh well...our little secret is not a secret anymore.


Lynn said...

Dinner was fabulous...We can't wait to eat the leftovers tonight...although I have a feeling that Twelve will eat hers for lunch. Thanks to both you and hubby for dinner!

sari said...

Joan, just Joan (what's that from? I'd lay a bet that it's in your 200+ DVD collection):

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I came to say hello and I like your sense of humor, you are funny.

Have a great day, I'll be back again!