With honey and butter. $3.50
The Fremont Diner, Sonoma CA
This corn bread was delicious! I’m amazed how tall and thick it was and it was still cooked evenly. It was packed with so much flavor and it tasted even better with more butter and dipped in a bit of honey. Mmm…
String beans, mac & cheese, hush puppy, cornbread muffin. 2 item combo $16
Sandra Dee’s Barbeque & Seafood, Sacramento CA
I liked most of the items on this plate. The bbq pork ribs were delicious, tender, and the bbq sauce had a nice heat to it. The mac and cheese was oozy-gooey and just the way I like it! The catfish strips were tiny and not properly cleaned (there was a lot of that gross silver crap that gives it a metallic flavor), and the muffin was a dense, dry hockey puck. The beans were fine, and the hush puppy was slightly greasy. I don’t know if I’d go running back when in the Sacramento area because there are other bbq places to try first.
Sweet white corn bread, Howard McGinnis Ranch fresh berries, homemade ice cream. 10-course chef’s tasting menu $75
Roxy’s Cafe, San Francisco CA
This dessert was very tasty and I liked that it wasn’t super sweet. The warm cheese arepa was delicious and slightly savory which was a great contrast to the sweet berries and ice cream. I also loved the colors on the plate.
Robert Emmet statue, California Academy of Sciences.
New Mexican stew served with side salad and corn bread. Cup $5
Chile Pies, San Francisco CA
Mmm, this soup is very tasty and has lots of bold flavors. I just wish it was served more hot. It was on the luke warm side which was kinda lame. I love their cornbread though!
Gorilla Barbeque, Pacifica CA
I wish this mac ‘n cheese was more gooey and cheesy, but it still had a lot of flavor. I liked that they used larger, ribbed pasta.
Yellow banana slug, Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.
With macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, cornbread, and a fried pickle. $11.99
Brookwood Farms BBQ, Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (CLT)
Again, wow! The restaurants at CLT sure know how to pack your plate at really good values. Twelve bucks wouldn’t get you much at most airports, but this was a whole lotta food! I loved the mac ‘n cheese, and the ribs tasted decent but they had an odd texture. Everything together was maybe a little too salty for my taste.
Country ham, red bliss potato hash, caramelized onion, roasted red bell peppers, all sauteed together served with scrambled eggs and topped with black pepper gravy. Includes corn bread muffins, fresh fruit, and coffee. $11
Crave, Mount Pleasant SC
Argh, this looked SO good on the menu but it was SO frickin’ salty! And you know it’s gotta be super salty if I’m complaining because I’m usually a total salt monger. The ham and the gravy were the saltiest coomponents, but after a while everything just tasted salty and I had to stop eating.
Cornbread muffin with butter. Mmm, these were SO delicous, warm, and fluffy!