Matt’s coming home late, so Karen [my mother-in-law] and I buddied up this afternoon. First we went on a glorious hour-long walk in the nice weather [replacing the planned dark movie theater], then we dressed up and went out to dinner. Even though we all three go out together frequently, whenever one of us is busy, Matt and I always say to the other “You should go out with your mom/Karen while I’m gone!” It’s nice to have good company on a lonely night. Note that Matt also likes to go out with some guys and fill up on chicken wings and beer when I’m busy
Our restaurant of choice was Duner’s. In the year and a half I’ve lived here, this has been at the top of my restaurant list. Everyone is always saying “Have you eaten at Duner’s yet!?” It requires an automobile to get to though, so it’s taken me this long to get out! [Also they don’t take reservations, which makes weekend visits more challenging.] Thankfully we had no trouble getting a table on a Tuesday.
Can you judge a restaurant by its bread!? If so, we knew this dinner was off to a great start. There is nothing worse than cold bread in a basket (esp if it’s the dry kind that hurts your mouth) and this was hot AND doughy and delicious!
Also loved that house salads were included with our entrees. Makes the price tag more reasonable. And I just love multi-course meals. And the olives that came on this!
For my entrée, I had the crabcakes with mashed potatoes and cole slaw.
The crabcakes were AMAZING! My Maryland blood gave them four thumbs up. Perfectly lumpy with minimal additives inside.
The mashed reds were good too – an interesting combo with crab, but good nonetheless. I didn’t care for the onion-y slaw, but Karen loved it.
This meal was really filling, and I actually felt to full for dessert. More restaurants should offer a single chocolate truffle or spoon of ice cream for dessert.
Instead, we nibbled after dinner mints from my purse.