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Monday, May 3, 2010

Birthday Celebration, The Food

Part 2, All We Can Eat.
   A big part of a birthday celebration trip is eating, not that any of us would go hungry. Shirley got us off to a good start with coupons for McDonald’s new frappes, yummy and very cold. Shirley had also fixed us big “goodie bags” with various snacks for our rooms.
   The first night we ate at the Paula Deen Buffet in the Harrah’s Casino. Bruce and I had been there before, first time for the others. There are plenty of selections and varieties of dishes to suit everyone tastes. Of course, it’s not polite to keep count of how many times people go back for more, but I think Georgia was the winner. One neat feature is beside a few of Paula favorite dishes are recipe cards.
   Special meal number two was lunch Thursday at The Café Marie in Tunica, MS historical area. The atmosphere is delightful, very welcoming. The food prepared by Chef Walt was fantastic. Bless him, he even made special orders for us, most places will not do that. The guys had Shrimp Remoulade Stuffed Avocado from the salad menu, so pretty as well as delicious. The best part of the lunch was the excellent service, even getting Jack fresh lemon slices for his water.
   Our last birthday party was at the Blue and White Restaurant in Tunica. This old fashioned local place opened in 1937 as a café, filling station, and Grey Hound bus stop. This is definitely a must do when in Tunica. I took time to look around at the newspapers articles and old pictures on the wall, it was a history lesson. One of the café’s specialties is homemade doughnuts. Of course, we got some to go; they were individually wrapped in blue and white checked paper.

   Besides these birthday party meals together we all ate separately also. Bruce and I like the diner at the Hollywood Café. The waitresses wear poodle skirts and the juke box is blasting old rock and rolls tunes.
   Coming home to my peanut butter sandwiches was hard to do.
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