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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thursday Night, "K Night", August 5, 2010

Tonight was "K Night" as we Eat Our Way Through the Alphabet.  Pickings were slim and, other than KFC (which is not a Thursday night restaurant), our choices were Khios, Krystal's Diner, Kathy's in Flushing, and Krzysiak's in Bay City.

We hadn't been to Kathy's in years and, after looking at their website menu, I suggested we go there. 
We entered through the front door, and there was no sign telling us whether or not to be seated and no waitress in sight.  So after a few minutes we decided to take the risk and seat ourselves.  It was about 4:30, and only one other table was occupied, so we assumed we would be noticed.  The dining room is totally separate from the staff areas, so we couldn't catch anyone's attention.  After a few minutes, a waitress brought our menus and took our drink orders.  She also brought a basket of garlic toast and a creamy cheese spread.  Always a nice touch!

Gary's first choice was prime rib, but the waitress said it was not made in-house.  The meal  he chose came with a salad of mixed greens, red onion, cucumbers and tomatoes.  The bleu cheese dressing was very good.  His pot roast dinner ($11.99) included mashed potatoes and gravy ("wonderfully lumpy"), and steamed mixed vegetables.  They were good, but he would have liked them to be cooked with the pot roast.  Everything was appropriately flavorful and comfort food indeed. 

My chicken walnut salad ($9.99) was not at all what I expected, but that's not a bad thing!  The menu stated that it came on a "bed" of lettuce, but I couldn't find more than maybe a half of a lettuce leaf.  The chicken salad contained sliced celery and chopped walnuts, mixed with pineapple and cream cheese dressing.  It was surrounded by an unimaginable amount of fruits, including apples, two kinds of melon, cubed pineapple, red grapes, watermelon and a huge strawberry and a cherry.  It was definitely a good choice for a hot summer day. A half order is available, but my full order left me with plenty for lunch tomorrow.

The decor is lovely: relaxing and pleasant.  I would recommend a sign at the door directing customers to be seated, if that is the intent of the restaurant.  The menu is available on their website,  However, the coupons therein expired in March of 2009 and my salad was a dollar more than stated.  I would guess that the price has went up, not that I was overcharged. 

Kathy's is an enjoyable place to dine at any time of the day.

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