It was the above photo that got our attention.
And then it was the rest of the menu under the heading, Louisiana Cajun & Creole Cuisine. The buffet is the deal maker: Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo, Tomato and Haricot Vert Salad or Green Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing; entrees including Fried Trout in Pearly Meal with Remoulade Sauce, Crawfish Etouffée over Boiled Rice, Creole Jambalaya; with Smothered Okra as well as Red Beans and Rice.
New restaurant? No, a not-so-old favorite — Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s culinary summer lunches each Friday through July 8. The kicker: $6 per person but there are some caveats.
The meals offer you a chance to sample the culinary work of GNTC Culinary Arts Director Chef Greg Paulson and his program. Each Friday, the Culinary Arts staff prepares an “American Regional Cuisine Buffet.” The lineup:
- June 10: Cajun and Creole Cuisine (Louisiana)
- June 17: Tex-Mex Cuisine and the Cuisine of the Southwest
- June 24: Cuisine of the Central Plains
- July 1: Cuisine of California and the Pacific Northwest
- July 8: Hawaiian Cuisine
Those caveats: Reservations are required. Guests will be asked to arrive between 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. in order to be seated. Guests without reservations will be seated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations can be made by calling Chef Greg’s office at 706-295-6880 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org Only checks or cash will be accepted as payment.
Ringside seats to what’s coming to downtown Rome:
We’ve never understood why any business owner puts up paper or whatever to block the windows –and public — from what’s going on inside. They’re basically shunning free advertising from a curious customer base. That’s why we’re impressed by what the owners of the soon-to-open City Creamery are doing on Instagram as they share progress on Broad Street’s newest sweet shop. The above image is the latest in a series of construction shots.
You’ll also see Jay Shell of Brewhouse Music & Grill showcasing the work behind the soon-to-brew operation he’s adding to 325 Broad St. Some before images and video are up at this time (goodbye, current game room) with some lumber shots as well. Up next: All the major equipment begins to arrive, adding a new brew or two to Brewhouse’s already impressive list of locally (Georgia) crafted beers. Shell is teaming up with Dr. Trent Prault to start Rome City Brewing inside the restaurant. Lindale Lager indeed!