Monday, December 30, 2013

Nine Bakery and Lounge- Wilmington, NC

Lump Crab Benedict

9 Bakery and Lounge is located at 9 South Front Street in Wilmington, hence the catchy name. It has been on my short list since last summer and I finally had the chance to go there for brunch with two of my daughters, their husbands, my son and my mother-in-law. 

It was a warm day in late December and the restaurant was about half-full when we got there. It is well appointed inside with a spacious feel and there is a second floor loft with seating as well.  The seven of us were seated by a window and given menus. 


I pondered long and hard on my choice. The lump crab Benedict, the shrimp and grits, and the burger were my top choices. I decided on the burger and had them add gorgonzola in place of the goat cheese. It was cooked to the proper medium which I'd ordered and it was well-seasoned with salt, pepper and onion. Overall a nice flavored burger with excellent crispy fries.

My son-in-law got the lump crab Benedict with grits as his side and I tasted it. I found it to be quite good, both the Benedict and the grits. The rest of my party had a sampling of omelets and my daughter had the black bean burger which she said was excellent.

Overall, a nice dining experience, a bit slow on the service but not overly so. The food was good and the prices reasonable. I'll be going back for dinner the next time we're down.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Fuddruckers- Myrtle Beach

I like Fuddruckers and we've been to a couple in Jersey so when we passed one in Myrtle Beach we decided to pop in. It was similar to the others with an open seating area.

I got the Southwestern burger with guacamole, Swiss and bacon in the one-third pound size and I added fries. I ordered it medium and they cooked it a nice medium. It was fresh tasting meat cooked just right on a fresh roll. The fix in's bar allows for tomato, peppers and pickles, as well as melted cheese for the fries. In Jersey they give free refills on the fries, but not here. 

Overall, a nice burger and consistent with other visits. 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Izumi Fusion- Fishkill, NY

Sushi Regular
Izumi Fusion is in the Westgate Center in Fishkill, right near Sam's Club and we've passed by it for quite some time. We stopped by today for lunch and it was okay. 

I got the Sushi Regular, shown above, which consisted of seven pieces of sushi and a California Roll for seventeen bucks. The fish was good, but nothing special and even with the miso soup and salad it was a tad overpriced. Teresa had the vegetable hibachi at thirteen bucks which was quite good and included a clear soup and a salad. 

The service was good and the ambiance was that neo-asian look with blue lighting. I would go again.