Posts Tagged 'restuarant'

Lime & Basil was worth the wait.

20121011-225417.jpgLime and Basil wasn’t the first choice for dinner. The original plan was to grab Chinese for a quick meal before returning home. Lime & Basil seemed to be calling and we made our way across Franklin Street to glance at the menu.  I had never been to a Vietnamese restaurant and was a bit concerned that I would find something on the menu that I would eat.  I skimmed  the menu posted on the window, found the word “chicken” and was satisfied with entering the restaurant to find a table. Plenty of tables were found in this small and popular restaurant.  Many people had beaten us to the tables in the appropriately painted lime green dining area.  We were greeted by a very mellow host who asked if we were on “The List.”   Fortunately to get on “The List” all we had to do was give a name and party size.  We were informed of a 20 minute wait and agreed to be added to “The List.”  The 20 minute wait was extended to 30 as the early patrons were not making plans to exit the building upon completion of their meal. I was curious to know what a gentleman in the corner was doing.  He had an office setup with laptop, cell phone and note pads.   He appeared to be working more than eating.  Finally, the early birds began to wrap up their visit and allow those of us on “The List” to have a chance to eat dinner.


After being seated, I didn’t spend much time reading the menu.  I had made up my mind prior to entering. I selected the Classic Lemongrass Stir-Fry with chicken.  Sauteed carrots, onions, and beansprouts with lemon grass and chili in a garlic stir-fry sauce placed over rice.   In addition, I added some Chile sauce to the blend to fire up the meal.  Everything was good.  I could have had a few more pieces of chicken, but that’s normal for me.  By the time I cleaned my plate, there was no room for dessert.   I think that “The List.’ was even longer by the time we finished our meal.  The building was full with more people waiting outside.


Lime & Basil

200 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

I had an appetite as big as T-REX

T-REX Café is a dinosaur-themed family eatery serving lunch and dinner amid prehistoric creatures, fun displays and merchandise.   This is one of the newest eating locations in downtown Disney and worth a visit.  Fortunately we had reservations and waited a minimal 5 minutes before being led through a prehistoric world of caves and frozen rooms to our table surrounded by animated dinos.  There is a lot going on in this restaurant and plenty to look at.

The large menu includes items such as Brachiosaurus Bruschetta, Supersaurus Sampler, Layers of the Earth Lasagna, prehistoric pizzas, the Gigantosaurus Burger, sandwiches, steaks and seafood.  There were many items that I wanted to try and decided on the Supersaurus Sampler because I liked the name and all of the items that were included.  I also had to add a side of ribs because they offered them at a discounted price.  The menu items had great pricing for a themed restuarant.

The sampler is listed on the menu as: For an appetite as big as T-REX! Spinach and pepper jack queso with tortilla chips, Brachiosaurus Bruschetta, T-Rexadillas and Onion Rings.  I just happened to have a T-REX appetite this day and ate nearly everything provided.    I may have even had dessert, but cannot confirm since there was not a photo for proof.

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Harris Baking Company – Savannah GA

Harris’ family is well known for the culinary delights they have offered Savannhians for nearly 50 years, owning and operating some of the most famous restaurants in the historic district.

Sam’s fare has been featured on the Food Networks “Food Finds” and has been written about in numerous publications, including “Southern Living,” “Bon Appetit.” and others.

I had the privilege of visiting Harris Baking company during the summer of 2008 and loved it!   We arrived just before the lunch rush and by the time we were finished with our meal, the line was to the front door.   The wait time is minimal and the food is well worth a few extra minutes.   The Club panini was my selection for lunch.   This delicious item contains:  brown sugar glazed ham roasted turkey, peppered bacon, Monteray Jack and Cheddar cheeses with our own garlic mayo.   I was too full to try one of the many desserts on the menu.   This gives me a good excuse to go back!

The Club panini

The Club panini Harris Baking Company

Take a moment to check out their menu at  Also, click on the dessert menu link.  It will make you want to plan a trip to Savannah!

Harris Baking Company

102 E. Liberty Street
Drayton Tower Bldg #101
Savannah, GA 31401