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Pattan’s Downtown Grille

18 April 2015 in Delicious!

I have been anticipating the grand opening of Pattan’s Downtown Grille for several months.  I have eaten Tim Pattan’s (owner and chef) food in the past and enjoyed every bite.

Award winning, Tim Pattan, prepares daily pork, beef and chicken entrees.   This nice addition to downtown Rockingham is going to be a new favorite of mine primarily because of the food, but I am also partial to the artwork throughout the restaurant.

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Click HERE to view Pattan’s menu


228 A East Washington St
Rockingham, North Carolina
(910) 895-8080


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Poor Richards of Manteo

10 April 2015 in Delicious!

Manteo, NC not only provides a nice walk with the camera.  There are a few restaurants offering a variety of items for the hungry traveler.

Poor Richards is on the top of my list of Manteo restaurants.

Today, I ordered the Philly Cheesesteak.  Of course I asked for extra cheese and they delivered.   One thing that stood out to my taste buds were the few sweet peppers added.   To-date, this is the best Philly Cheesesteak I have eaten.   I could have immediately ordered a second.



Monday thru Friday, 10;30-3pm Saturday 8am-3pm Sunday 11:30-3pm Bar opens each day at 5pm with full menuSince 1984, Poor Richard’s Sandwich Shop has been serving the Outer Banks and the Town of Manteo the finest breakfast and lunch available. We use only the highest quality meats and cheeses in our menu items and our signature daily specials. So, whether you are visiting the area or an old salt, come on in and experience a true Roanoke Island Landmark.

Located directly on the beautiful Manteo waterfront, we offer a stunning experience for the senses. Our nightly entertainment brings local talent from all over North Carolina and beyond.

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Duck Doughnuts

10 April 2015 in Delicious!

Made to order is a great concept if you like hot, fresh, custom doughnuts.

My favorites were the Reese’s peanut butter, cinnamon and the unusual maple, bacon doughnut.

Duck Doughnuts is based in the OBX area of North Carolina.  However, there is one location in Cary, N.C.  

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Panera Bread.  My healthy choice.

4 April 2015 in Delicious!

Obviously, if you have read previously posted food pics, I am not a healthy eater.  Sometimes, I order a salad in my own attempt to eat a healthier than usual meal.

Today’s visit to Panera Bread in Aberdeen NC allowed me to make one of my healthy selections.  I even chose an apple!

If nothing else, their presentation was simple and, to me, low calorie.


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Paula’s on Main.

25 March 2015 in Delicious!

I, once again, found myself at a seafood restaurant.   I hate not to order the seafood at some of these locations, because they appear to offer a quality entree.  However, I also do not want to waste food.  Therefore, I choose more turf than surf from the menu.  Fortunately for me Paula’s offers a great Filet grilled with garlic butter, served on scallion mashed potatoes with red wine sauce and grilled asparagus ( I don’t eat asparagus) and Caesar salad.

Paula’s on Main is a fine dining seafood restaurant that includes a lounge/bar with live entertainment and a seafood market.

Steak, Combo: Walleye, Crab Cake, and Scallops, Fish Tacos, Appetizers, Walleye, Lunch Specials, Tilapia, Sea Bass, Cod


1732 W Main St
Fort Wayne, Indiana
(260) 424-2300


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I crave sweet tea!

18 March 2015 in Delicious!

I am glad that I live in North Carolina where Sweet Tea is a standard on most menus.  A recent trip to Indiana provided too many opportunities for me to have to dump tons of sweetener to improve the flavor of tea.

Needless to say, I was very happy when the Monroe, NC Olive Garden waitress brought me a cold glass of tea made the correct way.  It was a good day to return to NC.


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Fast Airport Breakfast

14 March 2015 in Delicious!

Starbucks seems to be at the right place at the right time.  At least twice, recently,  I’ve needed a quick breakfast prior to boarding a plane.

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Red Velvet

28 February 2015 in Delicious!

Being a fan of Red Velvet cake, I was happy to find out about Oreos Red Velvet cookie.    

The filing is a wonderful cream cheese icing flavor.   As I write this I realize that the icing may be what I enjoy more than the cake.   However, there is something attractive with the red.  Perhaps it’s because it is not the standard yellow or chocolate cake. 



Red velvet cake also known as the $100 dollar cake, $200 dollar cake, or Waldorph Astoria Cake is only a legend as is the Nieman Marcus cookies and all are examples of a legend that pits institutions against a consumer who feels he/she has been unfairly charged.The recipe is a grass roots recipe not an institutional one. 

James Beard outlines in his American Cookery that there is really 3 varieties of red velvet cake, recipes being different in the use of butter, shortening|vegetable shortening ( crisco ) and oil. Most all call for cake flour and buttermilk, baking soda and vinegar for the leaving process. The redness of the cake comes from red food color despite the chemical reaction of baking soda, vinegar , buttermilk and cocoa which cause a reddish brown color, not red in the cake. 

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B.B. King’s Blues Club of Nashville

24 February 2015 in Delicious!

I was very happy to have a chance to return B. B. King’s during a recent visit to Nashville.

It’s only natural to order a BBQ item at this restaurant.   The food is always great and the drink selection is plentiful.

Being a fan of live entertainment I was glad to grab a table in front of the stage to enjoy the tunes.



Let go of the honky-tonk and let the good times roll when you step into B.B. King’s Blues Club, one of Nashville’s finest live entertainment venues. The club offers a menu comprised of a variety of the South’s most delicious comfort foods influenced by flavors from New Orleans all the way to the Mississippi Delta, including authentic Memphis-style barbecue. Open daily for lunch, dinner and late night meals, the intimate restaurant and live music venue has some of the finest local entertainment in town live on stage nightly as well as national touring performers.

The club is located in the heart of Downtown Nashville on 2nd Avenue in “The District.”  In a city known for great music and entertainment, The District is an area established in the late 1980s to promote the city’s historic areas – 2nd Avenue, Broadway and Printers Alley – known for entertainment and arts. We are just blocks away from the Bridgestone Arena, Nashville Convention Center, LP Field and Nashville Music City Center.

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1/2 Baked

16 February 2015 in Delicious!

One of my lunch standards from 1/2 Baked is chicken salad with pasta salad.   Sometimes I’m craving for something different.

Classic chicken Caesar salad is also one of my favorites from 1/2 Baked


  • 415 S Long Dr
  • Rockingham, North Carolina 28379
Phone (910) 895-3333