Spencer’s – Palm Springs, CA
This was my first time to Spencer’s but it won’t be my last. Nestled up again the San Jacinto Mountains, the setting is beautiful and I can only imagine what it would be like at night seeing that we were there to enjoy a late lunch. Outside on the patio under the trees is by far the best seat in the house – it’s no wonder they won the award for Best Outside Dining:)
The menu is American with hints of Asian and Mediterranean influences. Being a hot afternoon I chose the Baja Shrimp Salad. It came with roasted corn, avocado, tomatoes and tortilla strips with a lemon tequila dressing…yum! I added a squeeze of lemon and a dash of salt…DE-lish!
Skillet Diner – Seattle, WA
Most people in Seattle know about the airstream trailer food truck – Skillet. If you haven’t eaten their delicious burger topped with bacon jam…either track down the truck, find it in the grocery store or better yet, head to Skillet Diner for lunch or dinner and bit into a little piece of heaven!
The new diner on the corner or 14th and Union is such a great neighborhood joint where reservations aren’t taken (they say that will happen soon), people are served all beverages in mason jars and the waitstaff seems relaxed and happy to be at work. The decor is current but still has that nostalgic 50’s diner feel.
The southern fried chicken does NOT disappoint. Half of a perfectly golden chicken is topped with a black pepper honey drizzle and a side of potato salad. If you’re feeling up to it, order the cornmeal waffle and go to town!
There are weekly specials as well as the daily menu. I’m looking forward to going on a Monday to try Mama’s Meatloaf. Wednesday’s Beer Braised Beef Stroganoff also sounds mighty delicious. Oh and did I mention you can order breakfast ALL day?! Genius!
My husband and I love the poutine at Zog’s in Whistler, BC but this version has a little touch of gourmet that is very good! The serving size is absurdly large but overall it’s a winner in my book!
Friday night special: Chicken and Dumplings. Pretty good although there was a little too much of the same texture for me.
SOOOO good! I definitely had order envy this night:)
For dessert we indulged in the bittersweet chocolate pudding which was sprinkled with cocoa nibs and sea salt and had pieces of pie crust stuck in it…two thumbs up!