Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Marietta's "The Local" draws us back in

What a difference four days makes!

On Sunday, Aug. 7, my wife and I bowed out of continuing on our quest to eat in a downtown Marietta, GA restaurant.

Why? It was rather hot. 

Last week I wrote that we would be making another attempt later in the week.

And it was a good choice.

On Sunday, the weather website said that the heat index was at 97 degrees around midday. At the time, there didn’t seem to be any wind blowing and the heat was just beating down on us.

On Thursday, the heat index was a more bearable 84.6 degrees with a nice wind blowing.

Heading back downtown on Thursday morning, we were still thinking of going to a previously suggested restaurant to eat.

But, my, how we like to go back to old places.

And that’s what we did.

We revisited the Marietta Local which serves breakfast and lunch. It is located on the southeast corner of the downtown square and is located at 148 Rowell St. It is closed on Sundays.

Arriving just before 11 a.m. we decided to wait a few minutes and order something off the luncheon menu. They quit serving breakfast at 11 a.m.

I opted for a Creole chicken salad pita with a side of stone ground cheese grits. Boy, was it good and filling.

My wife chose collard greens and skin on mashed potatoes.  My wife is an old fashioned country girl and likes to try “greens” whenever she can. (I don’t like them and hate the smell when cooking, so I never fix any at home.)

She enjoyed the potatoes but found that most restaurants doctor the greens up so much that they really don’t have that country taste that mom provided for her when she was growing up.

All in all, we enjoyed the visit and look forward to our next Marietta outing.

Next post: Aug. 23, 2016

1 comment:

  1. Yes, the weather here in GA has been HOT. I'm glad you and your wife were able to finally enjoy lunch at The Local. I'm not familiar with the place, but it sounds good.