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Mayberry Food review.

I wanted something really good for lunch yesterday, so after I stopped at the library to pick up some CD’s, I went up main street in search of food.  I walked into Park & Vine first (which is across the street) but didn’t see anything that spoke to me.  Luckily, I walked out and saw Mayberry.  I had eaten at the deli they had over on 7th street a year or so ago, so I was curious to see what the original location had to offer. 

I’ve been straying from my everyday salad kick, so I decided to try their cobb salad.  The waitress was really helpful & even suggested a side, tater tot casserole to go with it.  I was intrigued by this and figured, for $3, I was in.  I sat at the bar & she asked me if I wanted a drink and headed to put my order in.  I’m always happy to steal quiet moments throughout my day, so when she headed to the back I was happy not to have to make small talk.  About 10 minutes or so, she returned with my bill and food and I was on my way.  I wondered what had taken so long, but when I got back to my office, I realized this wasn’t any crappy freezer ridden salad, this was a SALAD.  Everything had been compiled fresh and the chicken was SO fresh and delicious.  I’m not a huge fan of poached egg, but it worked in this case.  Gone was the usual hardboiled egg, and in its place was a warm gooey egg that just worked.  The pears were surprisingly good and I even ate the cherry tomatoes & blue cheese.  Their lemon onion vinaigrette was seriously the freshest, most delicious dressing I’ve ever had from a restaurant.  I don’t understand why more restaurants don’t whip up their own dressings.  It’s not rocket science and it is an easy way to set the meal apart from the rest.  The tater tot casserole was interesting.  The tots were mashed then layered with sour cream and cheddar cheese.  It was surprisingly addictive to eat, even though I wasn’t blown away by it, I couldn’t stop eating it, maybe b/c of the familiar taste.  I could see a kid losing his mind in it, lol! 

The lowdown: I’d give the food an A+ and I’m kind of kicking myself for waiting so long to eat there!  Every bite just showed care, like the food was made with love :-) The service was also an A, the girl was so cute & a waiter that makes suggestions is always a winner with me!  Now to convince the Mr to accompany me there for dinner…

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  1. thehallspace said: I want to hit that place up for brunch one day. they look good.
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