|The Bay Leaf Restaurant on Rt. 16 Milton, DE|
This evening I had a very pleasant early dinner at the Bay Leaf Restaurant in Milton, Delaware.
I like to dine out occasionally. However, I've never gotten used to eating alone even though I've been the "lonely guy" many times during my long tenure on this earthly pane.
My high school friend Ed is down this week from his home in Pennsylvania. When he's down at his home in Rehoboth, we usually do dinner once or twice. However, I just didn't feel up to traveling the dangerous Route One to his home in Rehoboth Beach to have dinner at one of those loud, expensive and stressful Rehoboth restaurants. When I go out to dinner I like it QUIET which is doesn't happen during the Season in Rehoboth. I remember a time a few years ago when I met my friend Ed for an early dinner and the table next to us was the typical extended family: Mom and pop, three kids, grandmom and grand pop plus a Baby in a Basket which they placed on the table right next to us. Oh lovely. Please don't misunderstand me, those folks are what keeps our economy going but I prefer not to stuff my face with a Chicken Caesar Wrap listening to a two month old baby cry. Just not my thang, you know?
I suggested to Ed that we have an early dinner in Milton. The restaurant is called the Bay Leaf Restaurant. I've eaten there several times and never been disappointed. Milton doesn't have a whole lot of restaurants. Three others that I can think of which will remain unnamed. I haven't been impressed with the other three. Been disappointed every time I've eaten in them so I haven't returned.
I was surprised when we went into the Bay Leaf this evening. There was only one other patron in the restaurant. A middle aged woman who was eating by herself. I don't mind so much eating by myself as long as the restaurant isn't crowded and I feel like I'm taking up a whole table and thus depriving the restaurant of paying customers. However, I prefer to dine with someone. I like to talk, which should come as no surprise to any of my regular followers.
This evening we had a delightful meal. My friend Ed had a pasta and spinach dish.
|Strawberries Sauvignon - a Bay Leaf Chef Special|
|Lauren - the owner who asked me "Aren't you the guy who blogs?|
|Me in the front of the Bay Leaf Restaurant this evening. Plentiful, free parking folks!|