Today I'm playing catch up. I had tons of photos still on my SD card that needed to be removed before I headed out of town. So forgive the catch up. If you don't want to read the post or see the art, just fast forward to the end and leave your link.
Late last fall, my friend Sally and I went to the east side of town to one of my favorite restaurants: Sweet Basil.
We had been here before, so that may be why I didn't take any photos of the restaurant's name or much else for that matter.
They had a wonderful salad bar
and a fantastic Italian buffet. Recently, Sally told me the restaurant had burned. Not sure how much of it is now gone, but I was saddened when I took the photos off the card that these were the last (and only ones) I took.
Next, it's obvious
that spring has arrived.
Early spring in fact.
Lovely spring colors and flowering trees and shrubs.
And of course, one of my favorite streets in Wichita.
I make no secret that I have a deep affection for palm trees, even though the only ones you'll see in Kansas (in the US) are the metal kind.
Then we were at our destination,
a buffet we have visited in the past.
Unlike other buffets, this one serves you cafeteria style, but you can go back as often as you like, of course, just like regular buffets.
Since the trees were still budding, I could tell it was early spring when Sally and I went to DeFazio's, a wonderful Italian restaurant near our homes.
I couldn't get the orange glow out of the menu, no matter how much I played with it in Photoshop.
I wasn't deterred, though, so while waiting for our salads, I took a few photos of the art work that graced the walls.
I couldn't get good photos of any art that was under glass because the lights played havoc with my camera.
But I fell in love with this one, because I thought it was PERFECT for T today.
This one definitely demonstrated the Italian part of the restaurant, even though I have no idea what the words say.
Now this one I understood!
I got the gist of this one, too.
I am a car buff, so this one also caught my eye. Who wouldn't want a bouquet of vintage cars?
Our meal had finally arrived, so I took a photo of my manicotti (and Italian salad) and water with lemon.
Then I took a photo of Sally's spaghetti with meatballs and a side of mushrooms. I think I like my meal better.
And, finally, even though I took no photos inside, Sally and I stopped at Quiznos one day for Subs. Both Sally and I were disappointed, so we each took most of our sandwiches home. That'll teach us, and we probably won't ever go back.
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