The wife got the Bacon Burger and enjoyed it. I took a bite and it was quite tasty. The appetizer we chose was the Tostada Chips & Fire-Grilled Corn Guacamole. It has a little kick and was so good that we ordered it every time too. The only complaint was the chips were too thin to hold up the heavy dip.
The service at the take-out was fine every time…smiles for the most part. They give you a heavy duty paper bag with plenty of napkins and utensils…and the food is packages neatly.
An no, I don’t work there or have any friends that do either. On one of our recent trips to the same location I ordered the fried shrimp. They may have taken it off the menu by now as I don’t see it as an option to order online.
There was no problem with the temperature but the shrimp were puny and were covered with too much batter. I’m guessing that it was about a 3:1 ratio of batter to shrimp in volume. Anyway, it was quite a disappointing meal. Nothing wrong with the service though. Our waiter and server were both fans of one of my favorite bands, Led Zeppelin, as evidenced by the tattoos that they both wore. In fact, one of the Roycrofters, a local jam band, was our waiter.
If you go and walk around the outdoor mall where our Chili’s is you will probably like it. The name is The Shoppes of Webb Gin. The sidewalks allow plenty of room and it’s always neat and tidy around the parking lot. There’s a nice mix of stores with the Barnes and Noble bookseller being the closest merchant to the Chili’s.
I included a few photos of what The Shoppes look like. If you go, I trust that you’ll have as much fun as I do.
We had the pleasure of using Avalon Limousine Service of Monroe on Saturday of this past weekend. The driver was a lady with a big smile and pleasant disposition. The extended Ford Excursion was spotless on the inside and outside and looked new.
Okay, maybe the same thing could be said for others in the limo business. What set Avalon apart was the owner, Chris Calhoun. My oldest son left his Epipen injector for severe allergic reactions in the limo once he was dropped off for his formal in Duluth. We were able to get Chris on the phone and set up a time to pick up the Epipen which Chris had secured from the limo. Chris was able to meet me in Monroe a few minutes after midnight for the dropoff. He was still working for other clients and had a run to make to Hartsfield-Jackson. Chris was gracious and friendly in helping us get the medicine back in case we needed it that night. He was patient, never seemed perturbed, and was willing to accomodate my schedule.
I would recommend his service to anyone that needs limousine transportation. I’d never met him before Saturday night and am glad that I did.
My cousin, Clint Conley, is a private baseball instructor based in Gwinnett County, Georgia. He has created and patented a device to hold baseballs for batting practice and easy transport. It is perfect for soft toss – no more sitting on the ball bucket and reaching in it for the balls. Sit on the top and reach under for the baseballs. Another reason you might like one is that it also acts as a ball retriever. Kinda like a tennis ball retriever except for baseballs.
Recently, I met a good friend at The Hail Mary Sports Pub in Grayson. I ordered the grouper salad and sweet tea. The food was delicious, the tea was just right (sweet but not overdone), and the atmosphere was like you’d want for a business appointment. Our servers were friendly and attentive, the TVs were tuned to sports and some soap opera but I don’t remember it being noisy. Even the bathrooms were clean.
Georgia is full of picturesque parks and historic sites. Some of these might be of interest to you or your family. Just click on the name of the site and you will be taken to the page for that particular place. These web pages are well done and full of useful information. Here’s Fort Yargo’s site, the closest to Gwinnett County. Hard Labor Creek is not too far away either.
The state has even included a page of Georgia Performance Standards curriculum on Excel spreadsheets for touring each site. You have to go to this page first. Here’s more educational resources for making the most out of the sites.