Sunday, September 19, 2010

Food For Thought

Back at the start of August Mum and I took a road trip up to visit my Aunt, Uncle and Grandmother in Williamsburg, Va.

Let's just say when you let this trio of women lose on Williamsburg, tons shopping was has and beyond delicious food was consumed.

What delicious food you might ask? Amazingly snarky meals served at "Food For Thought" 

 I had heard great things about this restaurant from my family, but was apprehensive, since it's location is smack in the middle of touristy Williamsburg, just a few blocks from Busch Gardens, and the exterior didn't really scream, artsy, thoughtful, mind blowing meals. I was opinion started to change as we walked through the restaurant and I saw all the great quotes on the wall. By the time we were seated I just knew it was going to be a great meal.

Mom and Aunt Angie split a carafe of wine, but one of the beers on draft caught my eye.

Yes, people, "Hell or High Water-melon" Wheat Beer! And it is a local brewery, too!

This was the perfect summer brew, very light with a distinct watermelon flavor. If you are in the region that AleWerks delivers to check this one out, for sure!

We started our meal off with an appetizer, since we had certainly shopped til we dropped and were starving!

The Shrimp Boats did not disappoint! It's all your favorite appetizers mixed together: rock shrimp, potato skins and bruschetta! I would love to make this at home for a dinner party. Sounds kinda crazy, but it's really crazy good. 

Ya'll know I adore spaghetti squash, so I about flipped when I saw this on the vegetarian section of the menu:

I opted for the sun-dried tomato sauce and it did not disappoint. This was a ridiculously huge portion and I really wished that I could have been a true cow that night, because with 3 stomachs perhaps I could have put away this whole squash, plus the rice with veggies. Wow. By far one of the best meals I've ordered. Ever. And the best news is, I think I can make this at home! What, what! (PS. Don't worry, we didn't waste the leftovers- my uncle enjoyed them for lunch at work the next day, even if his co-workers were razzing him for eating "chick food")

Mom's shrimp and grits looked awesome, too!

Speaking of seafood, check out the total snark factor on the "undercooked food warning" label on the menu.

That is just a taste of the fun this restaurant has to offer. My only complaint? It's 12 hours away. This place would be perfect in Gville....I think they need to open a sister location, STAT!

Love to all,
~the girl who enjoys thinking about her food, Jess


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um, hello, the shrimp boats look AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

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