You eagle-eyed readers who spotted a “coming soon” sign at a Hardee’s on S. Main Street in Blacksburg were correct. I have confirmed with the corporate spokeswoman for Cook-Out that they are putting in a restaurant there. This is in addition to the Cook-Out restaurant planned for Fairlawn.
I still cannot get the actual location of the Cook-Out restaurant in Fairlawn. For some reason she could not tell me. But the speculation has been that they might be building a new one where a Golden Corral once operated.
I can tell you that she says both of those restaurants will open sometime in December. To my Fairlawn readers: What are you seeing lately in terms of construction in possible locations?
I traveled to Spartanburg, SC this weekend to see my sister, and Mom and I saw many billboards for Cook-Out restaurants along I-85. It’s obviously a big deal down there, and my sister said it’s really good for a fast-good burger joint.
Thanks again to everyone who offered suggestions as to where we should eat while shopping in Greenville this weekend. I was amazed again by how many chain restaurants and retail stores are located in Greenville. It’s like a shopper’s paradise or something!
Because Mimi’s Cafe was closest to where we were shopping and the traffic was horrendous, we decided to eat lunch there. I had a Caesar salad and a small personal quiche made with four cheeses and sun-dried tomatoes. My sister had butternut squash ravioli while Mom had turkey, cranberry sauce and melted brie on a croissant. All of the food was very good but we were not impressed with the service.
Mom’s sandwich reminded me of the Thanksgiving episodes of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” that have been playing on Food Network lately. Has anybody seen that crazy episode where the guy is making the homemade turducken? It is just insane. You should catch that episode if you haven’t seen it already.
Is everyone ready for Thanksgiving dinner? Right now, I don’t even have a stove in my kitchen because we’re getting new flooring. Was I insane to schedule this now? Yes, absolutely. But at least Thanksgiving won’t be held at my house this year. Now I just need to find a stove I can borrow…. ha ha!