My Precious Pennies

I will be AWAY until late February as we do this moving thing...again.

Ginger from Attention Target Shoppers & Tricia from 1stopmom
will be holding down the fort in the meantime - thank you so much, ladies!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Things I Love Thursday: Family-owned restaurants

We love to eat out.  We actually eat out more often than we should, and while we are working on fixing that, it's just something that our family loves and we treat ourselves to every now and then.  Our daughter is probably the best restaurant baby - she's just content to sit in her car-seat and in her lap and watch us. 

Being a military family, chain restaurants end up on our "favorite restaurant" list quite often.  We know that we can find them, no matter where we end up.  However, our absolutely favorite places of all time are small family-owned restaurants, especially Japanese restaurants.

My husband and I both love sushi, and we're both very picky on how our sushi is prepared.  We'll eat supermarket sushi, but only when we're really desperate.  So far, we've been fortunate enough to find a small hole-in-the-wall restaurant at every place we've lived in.  These restaurants are most family-owned, and every-time we go we see the same waitress and the same sushi chef.  The place is nice and cozy, and you'd have trouble fitting a party of 6+ in there.  Their prices are extremely reasonable, and we love knowing that our food is prepared when we order it, not mass produced and then heated up.

Every once in a while we'll crave some Olive Garden or some Denny's, but without a doubt, we love small family-owned hole-in-the-wall places. 

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