Today we went to Mac and Ernie's for lunch. They have been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network. Naylene is the owner and she was working today with several young men back in the kitchen. It's a very small place but not nearly as small as it used to be. They recently built on which created a much larger kitchen and now an indoor seating area. They used to only have an outdoor seating area (the area under the tent) but now they have an indoor air conditioned area.
They have three different types of burgers....free range beef, axis burgers, which is the spotted deer that are running around here and a cabrito burger which is goat. Linda got the free range cheeseburger. I picked the Chicken Naylene. It was all very scrumptious ! We were heart broken to learn that they were out of the coconut cream pie since we had heard wonderful things about it so we mentioned something to Naylene when she came out to say hello. She suggested that we get the homemade ice cream and felt certain it would be the best we've EVER had. Today's flavor was Buttered Caramel with Malden Sea Salt. We were up for the challenge so got one to share. Oh my, was it good and really different with the sea salt. So glad she suggested it....she ran through some of the upcoming selections and they are really unique. We told Naylene about our friends Bobbie and Jim who like to go to restaurants that have been on the show and that one day they will come to visit. She said she met another couple who is doing the same thing and has been to 104 of the 350 restaurants that have been on Guy's show...she thought that was neat.