A friend called me up yesterday and asked me out to lunch. Yay! A new restaurant opened up 20 months ago in a town just on the border of Madison County: Royston. It's about 15 minutes from where I live and I was eager to explore new territory. And my friend is sweet and nice and very smart. "Sure!" I said. I couldn't wait to spend time with her.
I drive through farms and fields and purely bucolic scenes on the way. Ahhh. Not a fast food restaurant in sight. Not a store in sight, just horses and cows and llamas and deer.
At Royston there is a little square by the tracks and two restaurants have opened recently, Bob's Small Town Grill, and Venezia Italian/Greek restaurant. We went to Bob's.
The hard wood floors shone with glamour and the Murano-looking lights above the bar and over the booths and tables were gorgeous. The decor was perfect, art deco travel posters and wood paneling walls. The menu was a blast from my cosmopolitan past: I chose grilled salmon on sourdough with lime garlic sauce, and green tea. Yum!
My friend and I talked, and talked, and talked and the place closed at two but Bob said we could stay as long as he was there so we still talked some more.
All in all it was a relaxing day and I enjoyed our visit very much!