Some of the best (best as in most delicious to me) things I ate this Fall...
These are the Sloppy Waffle Fries from Redamak's in New Buffalo, MI. Menu description: Deep-fried Waffle Fries covered with Sloppy Mak and Cheddar Cheese Sauce. Sloppy Mak is their version of Sloppy Joe -- it's a bit sweet, but the cheese sauce was a good counter-balance. It is a good melty cheese sauce that does not taste like stadium nacho cheese sauce. Hubby and I split these in lieu of traditional fries. Go big.
On the shuttle bus ride back to the hotel after our good friends' Los Angeles wedding in 2007-ish, all the guests were given In-N-Out burgers to enjoy. I made quick work of mine, naturally, but remember wishing that I could have the full restaurant experience, complete with a fountain DC. Eight-ish later, I did. Tasty, fresh burger and thin crispy fries. Even better than I remembered.
If I'm out and about running errands during the week, I sometimes pit stop at Chipotle or eat some Chick-Fil-A in my car. I rarely lunch alone in a non-quick service restaurant, but last month I did have an early lunch at Ruscello, the cafe in Nordstrom. I was starving after doing several returns and ordered a salad I had enjoyed once before: Grilled Shrimp & Arugula Salad with Sweet Corn. Menu description: wild shrimp,
petite tomatoes, polenta croutons, parmesan cheese crisp, creamy garlic
vinaigrette. I asked for romaine because I am not overly fond of arugula. This salad is perfection.