Mom's Diner

July 8, 2012

Perfection

Filed under: food, homemade, sandwiches, tomato — Tags: , , — momsdiner61 @ 1:29 pm

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This is it – summer perfection at its peak! For weeks now, we have nurtured the tomato plants, just waiting for the first few fruits to appear. We watched as this tomato grew into a large ball and turned from green to an orangey-red. We picked it just before it was completely red and let it finish ripening in the window in order to keep the deer and other wildlife from enjoying this prize. We did all this and endured a summer storm, 5 days with no power, and record-breaking temperatures. But, today, we finally enjoyed the “fruits of our labors,” placing delicious slices of red garden- grown tomato on soft slices of white bread, layered on mayonnaise and a sharp cheddar American cheese slice -the first tomato sandwich of the season! It needs nothing else, no further description – the tomato sandwich is perfection, and we hope to enjoy many more before the first frost comes this fall.

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July 2, 2012

Riverside North, Charlottesville VA

If you have a hankering for a hot bacon cheeseburger (with lettuce, tomato, and grilled onions), or maybe a basket of French fries, a pile of fried mushrooms, or some hot and gooey Mozzarella cheese sticks, all hot right off the grill and out of the frier, then Riverside North is the place to go. The food is straight-forward American fare, served made-to-order, hot and fast. The atmosphere is casual and the service is friendly. A great place to go when you need some old-fashioned comfort burgers and fried sides! Don’t worry if there are a few grease spots on your receipt-that’s just a sign of a tasty meal!

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September 29, 2011

Foods of all Nations, Charlottesville VA

If you are in Charlottesville, say for a football game or a concert at nearby John Paul Jones Arena, then Foods of all Nations is a must-see-and-taste gourmet grocery. Try the Ivy Three Way, a delicious sandwich with Boursin Cheese. Or, grab a dessert – the cream cheese filled carrot cake topped with caramel and nuts is delicious! Or, maybe you are looking for that one special ingredient to finish off a recipe, like imported mustard or Vanilla bean paste or Paella rice or Surrey County Virginia pork products. You will find it all here, along with excellent produce and friendly service. Rumor has it that this is the Chips Grocery made famous by John Grisham’s book, “Skipping Christmas” and portrayed in the movie “Christmas With the Kranks.” This is a special place and worth visiting again and again.

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September 25, 2011

Pierce’s Pitt Bar-b-que, Williamsburg VA

Pierce’s Pitt Bar-B-Que has been a Williamsburg institution for over 30 years. We used to come here for the barbecue when it was a walk- up window only, with a steaming barbecue pitt out back, a soda machine for drinks, picnic tables, and a gravel parking lot. Things have changed a bit, but Pierce’s continues to be a roadside attraction with excellent barbecue, albeit now with a full- fledged restaurant, indoor tables, and even a paved parking lot, not to mention the expanded barbecue pitt out back. With it’s bright yellow paint with orange trim, you cannot miss it and you won’t want to once you’ve tasted their tender, spicy barbecue sandwich. The Jumbo with coleslaw is a must, as is the hush puppies, the fries, and the crispy onion rings. If you are not in the mood for barbecue, try the cheeseburger (excellent!) or the kid’s chicken fingers (yum!). Or, if the weather is cold and you need some hot food to warm you up, try the Brunswick Stew or the macaroni and cheese. Whatever you choose, Pierce’s is a must-do stop if you are anywhere near!

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September 24, 2011

The Cheese Shop, Williamsburg VA

Filed under: bread, food, sandwiches, williamsburg VA — Tags: , , , , , , — momsdiner61 @ 10:10 pm

The Cheese Shop is an eclectic gourmet food and cheese shop that just also happens to make some of the best sandwiches in Williamsburg. Try the Roast Beef with Swiss Cheese on French Bread – and, don’t forget the House Dressing, a smooth mayonnaise and mustard-spicy mixture that perfectly compliments their sandwiches. The bread is soft on the inside but with a crunchy crust. If you are lucky, they will have some bread ends for sale; buy a container of House Dressing and dip away at a perfect combination! Or, try the Combo, country ham and turkey with cheese (Edam is really good on this one). And, don’t forget dessert. They have delicious squares of raspberry cheesecake brownie or lemon bars – all rich and moist and delicious. Once you are stuffed, take a look around, as there are some wonderful finds here. You might take home a make- your-own mozarella cheese kit or maybe some paella rice imported from Spain or any number of interesting and unique food items.

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September 9, 2011

Littlejohn’s New York Delicatessen, Charlottesville VA

Littlejohn’s is an institution on “The Corner” in Charlottesville. Open 24 hours a day and serving delicious subs of all varieties! Many, like the Chris Long Sub and the Sampson honor UVA sportsmen. Others are just plain descriptive of all the goodness that is contained, like the Five Easy Pieces served on toasted fresh pumpernickel bread or the Bacon Zonker, a bagel with cream cheese, onion, tomato, and bacon (what a treat!)! And, for dessert, be sure to have one of their yummy cheesecake brownies!

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