Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dining Downtown: City Hardware

Our small city of Florence has some amazing restaurants downtown.  My two cohorts and I have eaten at them all, checking most of them out as soon as they open for business.  We have had a few less- than- perfect experiences, but most have been very satisfying. 

We tried City Hardware out soon after it opened in a lovely old building on Court Street, and it quickly became a favorite.  Hub and I had lunch there yesterday.

We started off with some bread and garlic butter.  I love it when bread is served while you are waiting for your food, especially when the bread is this good and your stomach is growling like a bear.

I had chicken with andouille sauce, mashed potatoes with caramelized onions, roasted Brussels sprouts,

with some Parmesan grits on the side. Yummy.

I have never had Brussels sprouts this good.  Hub, who has long proclaimed he hates them, ate at least half of mine.

For both of us, the bill was $17.38 before the tip, about the same as we would have spent at a fast-food place. We will definitely be going again soon. Very soon.