Thursday, July 17, 2008


Being the foodies (lovers of good food) that we are, Ronnie and I were thrilled to hear everyone's rave reviews of a local restaurant called Porches. We have learned that small town voices are prone to exaggeration so we wondered if it was really all that it was made out to be. However, when we visited it a few months ago, we were thoroughly impressed! In fact, we returned to visit it again today with Ronnie's parents.

Porches is located in an old southern house complete with big sweeping porches, stained glass windows, hardwood floors, picket fences, hydrangeas and lots of charm!

Hungry visitors enter though an inviting gate.

In true southern fashion, a welcome is issued from the yard.

Diners can choose from an intimate table in one of the indoor dining rooms or for one on the big veranda surrounding a lush courtyard. We opted for the porch since it just seems fitting to eat there in an establishment with that name!
The entree choices included Pineapple Brined Pork Loin, Baked Chicken Casserole and Shrimp and Fried Eggplant Croistini. I choose the shrimp and it was delicious!
Each meal includes Tea, an entree, your choice of three sides, corn bread or yeast roll, and dessert. A lot of food for a mere $8.75!
Something new we tried today was a fresh tomato cake. Imagine a crab cake only substitute the crab with tomato...very yummy! Other side options included: fried green tomatoes, black eyed peas, pasta salad, garden salad, and hot pineapple. Each day the options are different. On our last visit they had lemonade green beans that were amazing.
Dessert was your choice of bread pudding with almond sauce or pear cobbler.

The pears were fresh from the tree out front!
The visit is completed with a stop by the gift shop full of pretty and interesting antiques! The owner will ring you up herself and offer all kinds of little interesting tidbits about the history of the community.
If you want to experience southern cuisine at its finest then this is the spot! Come visit and we will take you there!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, and yes, it was delicious. I'm still full from lunch and probably won't need much of a supper! (or dinner, whatever you southern-ers call it!)

My favorite was the shrimp of course!