She informed me that it was like dining back in the 1950's, invited into Mom's family, into her kitchenette. "But Mom expects you to mind your manners, so don't be surprised if she tells you to keep your elbows off the table." Say what? When I asked about the menu, I was told they had fried chicken, pot roast, chicken pot pie "But you are expected to eat your vegetables". O.K., now we are intrigued.
We showed up early for our reservation and was told to have a seat in Dad's bar. The decor was right out my memories of my Nanna's house.
We were sat in a dining room looking over an old black and white TV. The table beside us had a TV at their table. Every room in the restaurant had a different decor theme to it.
|Decor of 50's Prime Time Cafe|
|Black and White TVs playing Disney Classics|
We were greeted by a server named Richard who promptly told me to put my "walkie-talkie" down and to spend time with my family, not my friends on this box. How was I going to take photos of my food for this post?!
We got yelled at once again for getting drinks at the bar. I guess it didn't work this way in the 50's. Gabe's father ordered a diet cherry coke, you would have thought the world was over. Richard yelled at him that adding cherry syrup to diet coke ruins the diet - and went back to make him one before he could change his mind. I have a feeling Richard tripled the amount of grenadine in that coke, it was horrid. From that point on, Gabe's Dad purposely misbehaved, causing our table to get in trouble, quite frequently.
Richard informed us that the best thing on the menu was fried chicken or a sampling of Mom's favorite recipes. Gabe ordered the chicken which pleased Richard. It was decent, not the best but not bad either. Some of the pieces were super juicy while others were beyond dry. The greens were great - to the point that Gabe actually ate them.
|Aunt Liz's Golden Fried Chicken|
|Chicken Noodle Soup|
|Aunt Annies Seafood Salad|
|Grandpa's Crab Cake|
|Cousin Amy's Iceberg Lettuce Wedge|
|Dad's Traditional Meatloaf|