Monday, February 22, 2010

Dixie Picnic

When we find a place to eat that we love, we get like really, really happy :) Usually we are content to eat at home, Joe being such a fabulous chef and all...why would we waste our money...really. We compile our menus weekly, treating our dinner table as our own personal restaurant. Representing my Mexican heritage on Tuesdays (taco Tuesday...holler), maybe Joe's German on a different day...Indian maybe one night...and always with an Asian flare sprinkled in. However, Dixie Picnic is our new FAVORITE place to grab a bite to eat outside of our home. Joe had heard about this restaurant along the Jersey shore that would make picnic lunches and sell them...we tried to check it out, but it was closed the day we were at the Shore. Quite accidentally we found this restaurant nestled inconspicuously in a strip mall. After talking with the owner we found out it was that exact restaurant that we had tried to visit at the Shore. With the economy, they had lost a lot of business, closed their shore restaurant, and moved close to us!!!!!!!  The wife is the chef, and incorporates her southern upbringing into her meals, and her husband runs the front of the house. They are amazingly warm and kind. It is very casual...wholesome and  home cooked meals, we <3 it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Having our beautiful family over (Grandma Terrie, Grandpa Bruce, and Uncle Pete) we were so excited to bring them to our newly found favorite restaurant. What a delicous way to spend a Saturday morning with people you love, and food that you love as well.



Anonymous said...

I wanted a bite of Jade's oatmeal.. mmmmm :)

Anonymous said...

you guys always manage to find the most amazing places! the last photo is my favorite:) beautiful!

Anonymous said...

jon loves the photo of jade, me too!!

Corynne Escalante said...

was that oatmeal? i thought it was clam chowder...haha

sounds like a really neat place. its so fun to see you guys all together and so happy. and the girls are just too cute.

The Montgomerys said...

It's steel cut oatmeal with brown sugar, 1/2 and 1/2 and dried sour cherries. It was really good.

Thanks, Love you all :)