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The one in Greenville is a combination of Frostop and Pasquales:
We each ordered a calzone:
and it was the largest calzone I'd ever seen! Much too big to eat, even though it was very good. If we are ever there again we will order the burger that Frostop is more known for.
The next morning we ate the free breakfast at the hotel. The Daughter was involved at a work event over lunch, so I was on my own for that meal. I found Jim's Cafe, an old-fashioned diner downtown:
I had the Thursday special, which was a wonderful tuna salad on lettuce with pickle and tomato (see my coffee?):
I took a photo of the front and one of the back of the menu:
Yelp gives it 4 1/2 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews. Trip Advisor gives it 4 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews.
There was street art around this restaurant:
On our way out of town late that afternoon, my daughter treated me to dinner at Doe's Eat Place:
I had driven past it and had no idea this would be anything other than fun local color. This was the interior viewed from our table in the back of the restaurant:
It turned out that this place specializes in expensive steaks. Very expensive steaks. There's no hard copy menu, and the waitress listed the offerings and prices for us, adding that it was permitted to split any of the entrees. We split their smallest steak (a 10-ounce filet) with iced tea, and then we had cheesecake and coffee for dessert. The total was almost $78, not counting the tip. Wow! But now we know how steak is supposed to taste. The restaurant is famous and has won awards. There's a Wikipedia entry here that discloses the history, including why you enter through the kitchen.
Trip Advisor gives it a score of 4 out of 5 with 151 reviews, with dissenting reviews focusing on the steep prices and rough neighborhood and lack of fancy decor. Some people don't appreciate atmosphere. Yelp gives it 4 1/2 out of 5 stars, and bad reviews here also focus on the restaurant's "shabby". atmosphere. RoadFood.com says,
Located on the wrong side of town in the back rooms of a dilapidated grocery store, Doe's does not look like a restaurant, much less a great restaurant. ...the steaks are some of the best you will eat anywhere. 100% Approval RatingVisit the Delta has a 3-minute video showing the owner cooking steaks and greeting customers in the kitchen:
I got a big kick out of all of my Greenville dining experiences.
Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog is having a party to celebrate 2 years of T Stands for Tuesday gatherings. I've been researching Artist Trading Cards all week, reading web sites and watching youtube videos, and I have made a few ATCs so I can participate in the trade. Elizabeth may have created a monster, though. These little pieces are fun to make!