Hello Friends and happy September!
Today I would like to show you my favorite restaurant.
To celebrate the end of Summer (and more importantly the end of school shopping! Yay!) my mom, my son, and I went to lunch at Strawberry Fair. (click here to see : )
Oh how I love this place! It's my go-to restaurant whenever I want something familiar and delicious. My favorite things to order are the homemade mac and cheese, beef stew served in a bread bowl, and the Thanksgiving turkey sandwich. All their bread is baked fresh and I could go on and on about the desserts. If you are a lover of strawberry shortcake, you've come to the right place!
I've heard some say Strawberry Fair is a "ladies" restaurant, even though I know a lot of men (my husband included) that love it there. Mostly because the food is SO good! Sunday morning breakfast is served with cornbread and homemade strawberry jam. Who wouldn't love that?
The atmosphere feels like you are at your grandmother's house. Warm and cozy. It's a place the family meets for breakfast, the spot the girls gather for tea and a macaroon, and the perfect suggestion your hubby makes after you've had a bad day. He's very smart, isn't he?! Whenever I need to be cheered up, you will find us here.
There are tables of all kinds in every corner. Some old, some new, some are even made from sewing machine tables. Seriously! The floors are wood and creek when you walk on them. There is strawberry wallpaper (yes, wallpaper!) in the bathroom. I've connected with this place.
There are kick-knacks galore! Tea pots, cups, quilts, butter dishes, hat pins, wind chimes, antique jewelry, hand painted canisters - you name it, they have it.
And most of it is for sale! You can buy the pictures right off the walls if want to. A few times I have wanted to...and have!
In the middle of the main dining area there is a Christmas Tree. They change the ornaments according to seasons. You can't see from this picture, but this tree is decorated with lobsters and shells to celebrate summer. I'm sure they will be changing it to a Fall theme soon : )
Today I chose a special, which was a lobster salad croissant. YUM~
While waiting for your order Strawberry Fair will bring you a house special, which is a homemade honey wheat bread with strawberry butter! It's so good!
This would not be complete without a strawberry ice tea - Mmmmm!
As you can see, Strawberry Fair isn't just the name, it's a theme. There is strawberry everything! There are even strawberries hanging from the ceiling!
My lobster croissant was wonderful!
It was so good that I decided to go all out on dessert as well. Can you believe this cheesecake?! Wow!
My mom got the grapenut custard pudding, which looked just as delish! And I love that bowl! So cute! By the way, none of the dish patterns match. It's a little of this and a little of that. Another reason why I love this little place.
On the way out I snapped this picture of the bar. On Sunday mornings they have a coffee bar set up here so you can have coffee while waiting for a table. I love the white twinkle lights hanging above. The lighting is usually very dim, so the soft white lights (as on the Christmas tree) are a nice ambient touch. There is also a wood burning stove in the middle of the dining room. In the winter they always have a fire crackling and sometimes on Saturday nights there is a guitarist. I love coming on a cold October evening, having a hot cider, and listening to the music.
I always find something new here every time I come. Like this sign! xo
Do you have a favorite go-to restaurant? Is it anything like mine?