Thursday, April 30, 2009

He Had the Mac & Cheese


"I love this place."

"Haven't you been here?"

"No."

"Didn't I tell you it was amazing?"

"Well, yeah, but.  Well, I thought it was girl food."

This was all before the food came.  I talk all the time and sometimes Mr. Blandings forgets to pay attention.  Once it arrived he said, "I love it here," a minimum of four more times.  I had the (best) chicken salad sandwich (of my life.)  And I knew how to pronounce everything.  Happy Gillis.  The sun broke through the clouds on our way out.  No coincidence.  

11 comments:

queenodesign said...

This place looks great! Where is it?

Mrs. Blandings said...

549 Gillis, Columbus Park, KCMO - and it is great.

BonjourBruxelles said...

Patricia, I have to ask: what's 'girl food'?

Pigtown-Design said...

Double white meat fried chicken salad in Louisiana. Best I've ever had. Still a fond memory.

Style Court said...

Looks like my kind of place. (And not to ruin the vibe you had in mind but the sofa is a little suggestive of Friends -- I mean that in a happy nostalgic way.)

Mrs. Blandings said...

Karen - salads as entrees and quiche from what I could discern. Funny he would think that would be my kind of place as he wooed me at the Peanut.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Meg - FRIED chicken. Oh, that might be even better. This happened to have amazing bacon.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Courtney - it has sort of that jumbly happy color thing going.

pve design said...

I rather like spots like this for a Coca-Cola and some "Sundries" - I am certain, I would love it there too.
pve

eaesthete said...

When I first moved to Chicago many years ago, away from home for the first time, I discovered this enchanting little spot a few blocks over from where I lived that went by the curious name, Ting-A-Ling. It was modest, scrupulously clean, lined with cozy booths that seemed to wrap you in so as not to lose you, vases of plastic flowers providing a bit of color and over-sized menus listing the oddest of assortments in eats, all catering to one undeniable need -- comfort food. While many would have called it tacky, I called it home.

Bayou Contessa said...

This looks like quite a charming place, and isn't it wonderful to discover that the food's good, too?
My favorite line from this post is
"I talk all the time and sometimes Mr. Blandings forgets to pay attention." I love your way with words!