Monday, December 28, 2009
Note: the dinner to-go menu was on the front and back of legal length paper so I had to make 4 scans to get it all. Just read from top to bottom and you will get it all. I had lunch there today. Large garden salad , large bowl of their fresh minestrone soup (the best you've ever eaten), and absolutely addictive, thumb-sized garlic rolls hot from the oven. Very satisfying. You get about 18 of those little rolls per order. If you can't finish them (i.e, your second basket), warm them up the next morning with breakfast. All was exactly as I remembered it from the original Matteo's in front of Winn-Dixie in Brunswick - delicious! Matteo's customers will recognize the owner, another guy who may be his brother (not sure), and the old cook. There was one other male in the kitchen, the dishwasher. You'll be surpised at how roomy and completely open and visible the kitchen is. The wait staff consisted of 5 young gals and one older "Tug Boat Annie" character with copious tattos. All had obviously been trained by the owner to be noticeably friendly and give great service. Of course, I was the only customer at 1:00 PM. The old Sweetest Things red walls and red tables are still there, with a few more new 4-tops thrown in. Try it - you'll like it!
In other restaurant news, Janie tells me that Aunt B's will be open their regular hours(10:30 AM to 8:00PM) on New Years Day, serving their regular Friday menu. As of this afternoon, they had not planned on Hoppin' John but may well do it after I inquired about it today. Also, there is a new Chinese restaurant coming to the Winn Dixie Shopping Center. It will be next to the Christian book store. "China King," I think.
Posted by Jay Moreno at 3:20 PM