Homeside Restaurant on Cloverdale Road has changed owners since the last time I was there…a visit that was not very impressive some three or so years ago. We jokingly refer to it as “Homicide’s” because of that visit. Tonight, we visited again, and as my Daddy would say, it was two trips in one…my first and my last.
They have “meat and three” daily dinner specials along with a regular menu. It wasn’t terribly busy when we went in, and we were told to seat ourselves. Some 10 minutes later, a waitress brought us a menu and took our drink order. A few minutes later, a second waitress came for our drink order.
Wednesday choices are meatloaf (ew!), smoked chicken, and ribs. Right away she told us there were no ribs, only “cubed steak,” whatever that is. So I ordered smoked chicken. Ole Boy chose meatloaf, corn (which the menu stated was whole kernel) and Brussels sprouts. The waitress came back a few minutes later and told me there was no smoked chicken, only meatloaf, and there were no Brussels sprouts for Ole Boy. I ordered off the menu.
When Ole Boy’s food came, it was creamed corn and half-cooked, Alpo-ish meatloaf. (Rocco didn’t mind how it was cooked, as it was better than regular Alpo.) The tea was merely light brown water, like one tea bag was used per gallon of water. My food was mediocre, not real bad, not real good. I sure wish we’d gone for Mexican, which is what Ole Boy wanted, but I wanted some country vittles. ::::Shudder::::
I can’t figure out the attraction…the place seems to always be busy, lots of vehicles parked in the lot…. Should you visit, it may be a good idea to just ask them what they have available instead of trying to order from the meat and three menu.