Archive for July, 2011
From guest blogger Beauty & the Feast
As I glance from the trendily clad white-blond mannequin posing in the front window, to my waiter rushing past a diner-style order window with plates on both hands and skin-tight denim shorts painting his legs down to the calf, and finally back to the vibrant chili pepper salt and pepper shakers set before me, a single word fills my brain… saucy. Even in reflecting on my experiences with the restaurant later, saucy remains the only adjective to appropriately depict the place. Jauntily standing in the heart of downtown Dunedin, the name truly says it all; this is Kelly’s, For Just About… Anything!
There are truly innumerable motivations behind creating and maintaining an eatery… love of food, passion for people, artistic expression, cultural enrichment, etc, etc. Naturally, a grand mesh of such driving forces lies at any restaurant’s core. That being said, often times, when an establishment does not necessarily match with our preconceived expectations, a diner may step away with jumbled judgments concerning said restaurant’s intentions; thus was my primary experience with Agave.
From guest blogger, Beauty & the Feast
Occasionally, you come across a truly distinctive eatery, the likes of which revives your faith in eating outside the humble abode. A place that you yearn to introduce companions to, where you feel satisfied in laying hard-earned cash on the table, a place that steals a coveted position within your go-to dining repertoire. The newly discovered destination may be a posh café, the sophisticated fine-dining venue that remains in-step with couture cuisine, or perhaps one of those relaxed types serving eclectic comforting classics… and rarely, it’s a beautiful collage incorporating all of the above. That is precisely what I found in taking a seat at Sunday’s Fine Dining, where everyday feels “easy like Sunday morning”.