Once upon a time my grandparents discovered this restaurant they now frequent once a week, it's called "The Other Place."That's seriously the name of the restaurant. The Other Place is a Greek/American restaurant and my grandparents go there every Thursday for the navy bean soup, which is pretty good. My grandmother likes to add lemon juice and pepper to hers, but I think it's pretty good as is. Anyway, I joined the Thursday night bean soup crowd to catch up on what was going on in the family and hear all the good gossip, and because I too like the bean soup.
I had a side greek salad, a grilled cheese sandwich and a cup of navy bean soup. The Other Place is very generous with it's feta cheese when it comes to the greek salad, which I love because I <3 (Did you know the Oxford Dictionary now recognizes that symbol as a word? It does, I'm not making this up.)feta cheese. If you order a regular sized greek salad it's the best because there isn't any lettuce, it's a real greek salad with only cucumber, tomatoes, onions and kalamata olives and feta. The side salad has lettuce but I couldn't handle ordering a real greek salad this time around, because I really wanted grilled cheese, mostly to work as a vehicle to get my bean soup into my mouth. Just like tomato soup goes great with grilled cheese, so does bean soup. The grilled cheese is nothing fancy, but it's still good.
The other place is nice because the portions are just the right size and the prices aren't crazy, plus my family seems to know everyone who works there so they always have a table waiting. Yes, we're those people.
After dinner I met up with my friend Jill at this new Frozen Yogurt place at the local mall, the Gateway. The place is called
Juicy Berry and it's a chain, but it's a wonderful chain. There are about 10 different flavors of frozen yogurt and everything is self serve, so you get a gigantic cup and fill it up as much as you want, and then head over to the toppings bar. In the end they charge you based on the weight of your cup. I tried the pomegranate/wild berry fro yo and the cookies and cream fro yo all covered in sprinkles and oreo pieces. I give this place a huge thumbs up. Eat this, it's delicious, and you can have just about anything you could imagine.
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