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Have You Been to the Marietta Diner?

Marietta Diner

Marietta Diner

Hey Y’all, have you ever been to a place to eat that just blows your mind? I’m talking about blown in a good way. Well let me tell you about my experience at the Marietta Diner in Marietta, Georgia.

Plan some time when you decide to geaux…it’s a lot to take in. From the outside it looks like what a diner should look like…but when you walk in, you realize it’s more than just a diner. Oh yeah, this is going to be an experience….quite possibly like none other.

The menu is extensive…you want steak, they have it, you want Mexican, they have it, you want Mediterranean, they have it…so ya get the picture? I mean there is everything on the menu…except the kitchen sink. But I bet of there was a way to serve the kitchen sink that was tasty, they could do it.

Marietta Diner meal

Marietta Diner meal

Sooo, here’s what we had…my hubby got the Greek Gyro plate, that came with a salad and fries. I had the steamed veggies. And let me tell ya, both dishes were so good. I think you can see that from the pictures….can we say Yummo?

BUT….here’s the piece de resistance….it’s their desert counter….they have so many different cakes…no less than 25 different varieties…more I think, but I was so overwhelmed.  And cookies…I’m talking huge cookies!.  I love cakes…and cookies. There were so many to chose from…and sadly on this day…I didn’t get any…was way too full from my meal. So I think the next time I’m in town, I’ll surely be headed over to the diner, but I’m getting dessert first!

Where’s your favorite place to eat? What’s your favorite dish? Are you a cake and cookies for dessert? Or pie?

Until next time, Blessings and Bubbles,

Sandy

Our Day Trip to New Orleans

Jackson Square

Jackson Square

Hey Yall, it’s a day trip to New Orleans.  Got the car gassed up and ready to geaux…ya get everyone up early and head an hour and 45 minutes south to New Orleans.

Cafe du Monde

Cafe du Monde

Of course the first stop if Café de Monde across from Jackson Square.  You must get an order of beignets and a café au lait…I like mine with chocolate…so it’s a mocha café au lait.  The easiest way to explain a beignet is sorta like a fried doughnut…only a gazillion times better.  Now these things are fried, then they “sprinkle” powdered sugar on top.  It don’t get no better than this!  Now I would caution you not to wear anything black or dark the day you are going to eat beignets…otherwise you leave there looking like a dalmatian…all spotted and everything.  Trust me no matter how hard you try to wipe that powdered sugar off, it ain’t comin off….till it’s washed.

Now is a good time to walk the French Quarter and work off some of the beignets…cause lunch is just around the corner.  But first you have to stop in Aunt Sallys and pick up a dozen or more creamy pralines…that’s pra, like bra and lines like leans.  Say it with me pralines…ya got it?  Good, cause these babies are soo good.

Pralines

Pralines

There are a gazillon awesome places to eat lunch, so just pick one and enjoy.  This time we went to Pat O’Briens…or better known as Pat O’s.  I have yet to get anything that I didn’t like there…but my favorite is the Shrimp and Grits…can you say yummo?  I didn’t geaux for the Hurricane, don’t think I can drink these anymore…and that’s another blog for another day.  So I had a Pat O’s Lemonade…it was nice and refreshing on a hot summer day.  And to top it off I shared a Hurricane Cheesecake…and that was interesting and oh, so good.  If you love cheesecake like I do, ya gotta try it.

Time to walk down to the French Market and check out what going on down there…lots of fresh produce and stuff.  This end of the “French Quarter” is very artsy.  I love to look at all the creative things that people have made.

What’s your favorite place to eat or thing to do in New Orleans?    #IBN30

Until next time, Blessings and Bubbles,

Sandy