Longtime reader Carol M. asked me this week, “Do you ever dress down or do something not so fancy?” Another reader, Beth, asked, “What do you order when you go to a regular restaurant with a menu that doesn’t include vegetarian fare?”
On Saturday, the weather was changing to rainy, colder, and overcast, with temperatures barely reaching fifty degrees after being in the low seventies earlier in the week. We completed a few chores, then drove to Kingsport for a late lunch at Riverfront Seafood Company.
With a loyal fanbase that includes many older couples and families, the restaurant is always busy, so make a reservation if you go. The service is excellent, and the food is always fresh and tasty.
The view from our table featured the southern fork of the Holston River rolling by.
We shared a few appetizers and a decadent dessert with a couple of glasses of red wine at three in the afternoon and didn’t eat anything else for the remainder of the day. My coping mechanism when the food offered is mostly the typical standard American diet is to eat tiny portions and drink lots of water.
From the cold appetizer portion of the menu, we ordered a shrimp cocktail featuring Gulf white shrimp with house-made cocktail sauce.
Above is Fried Crab Bites from the hot appetizers. They feature lump crab meat with pepper jack and cheddar cheese served with remoulade sauce.
Those are the small Crab Cakes above with fresh crab meat served with remoulade sauce.
A few bites of the Triple Chocolate Brownie Sundae was enough dessert for the rest of the month! It includes a warm brownie with milk chocolate chips and chunks and white chocolate chips, topped with vanilla bean ice cream and chocolate sauce.
After this meal, Mr. Mickey will be smiling for the rest of the week!
I wore a blazer layered over a black cashmere cardigan for extra warmth. I’ve had both pieces for at least three years. The boots, bag, and belt are also a few years old. The cute white top is here, and the jeans are here.