This past weekend, I was able to get together with a friend who moved from Roanoke to Syracuse a couple of years ago. While reminiscing about our times in Roanoke, she mentioned that she misses a lot about this city, including her co-workers, other friends and Alejandro’s Mexican Grill.
I love Alejandro’s, but I was amused that she specifically mentioned the chiles rellenos and other fare there because I would have assumed that Syracuse has a larger restaurant scene than Roanoke. Surely she can get good Mexican food there, right?
This reminded me of another couple who moved from Roanoke to California about seven years ago and are now in the process of moving back. While they were away, they said, they missed Nawab Indian restaurant terribly. Again, I was fascinated. Why Nawab, when there have got to be at least a dozen Indian restaurants in their city in California?
I’m sure it has a lot to do with the food at each of these restaurants, but there must be something else – a fond memory, perhaps, or something unique about these places that they’ve never again encountered.
On the drive home, my other friend and I talked about this. If we moved away from Roanoke, we asked each other, what restaurant(s) would we miss the most, and why? We both agreed on what seemed like a pretty unlikely candidate, but for reasons we both understood when we really thought about it.
Before I reveal the restaurant I’d miss, I want to ask readers: What restaurant would you miss the most if you moved far away from your current home? If you have moved a long distance in the past, did you find that you yearned for any particular place?