Lindsy gave me this idea. Some of these are local places, but many are chains. List your favorite restaurants for the following items:
Salad: Olive Garden.
Soup: O'Charley's potato soup. After having been screwed there several times in the past, this is basically their only redeeming quality.
Sandwich: Quizno's. You don't know what you're missing, Jared!
Burger: Logan's Roadhouse. Cheeseburger with swiss, cheddar, and American. Mmmm.
Chicken fingers: Dairy Delite in Hartselle.
Wings: Hooters. Also good "atmosphere" here ;-)
Bread: Not sure if this counts, but Greenbrier's hush puppies. Mmmm!
Appetizer: Loaded cheese fries at Ruby Tuesday. Mmmm again.
Side item: Hashbrown casserole at Cracker Barrell.
BBQ: Famous Dave's. Ribs, chicken, wings, pork. Whatever. It's all the best.
Mexican: Nothing will ever beat Ole La Casa (that means, the old house... I think) in my book. But it closed about ten years ago. They would actually melt real cheese over the food, rather than using the cheese sauce, like everyone else does now. That was what set it apart. Otherwise, nothing really stands out above the rest. Las Vias, where we ate Sunday night, actually was very good, very clean, etc.
Italian: Olive Garden.
Pizza: I've always been a Dominos man. But the Pizza Inn I had a few weeks ago was actually really good. My least favorite is Pizza Hut.
Seafood: Tim's Cajun Kitchen.
Steak: Western Sirloin in Moulton. Hands down. One of the only places that reliably cook the steak as ordered the first time.
Breakfast: Cracker Barrell.
Fast food: Chik-fil-a.
Dessert: Blackberry cobbler at Cracker Barrell. (I seem to be naming them a lot.)
Favorite overall restaurant: Tim's Cajun Kitchen.
Favorite restaurant out of business: The Sizzler! Steak and malibu chicken. Mmmm!
Anyone else hungry now? Feel free to steal this one, and add more categories if you like.
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