Our fun Black Friday on Broad Street began and ended in the Honeymoon Bakery with this rationale: Fortification for the project ahead and then a reward for a job well-done. Spoken like a true grandmother/travel writer with grandchildren for company, right?
There were dozens of choices in this yummy place, but we opted to try mini-cupcakes, a canoli, and several varieties of cookies during our two visits. All received 2-thumbs-up ratings from our little group.
After several hours, we were practically “faint with hunger” (a true hyperbole right there), so we started looking for kid-friendly options that were NOT chains. If you prefer tried and true places (a.k.a. chain restaurants), then you’ll find Jefferson’s and Mellow Mushroom within a few steps of each. Other highly-recommended options were La Scala Mediterranean Bistro, Harvest Moon Cafe, Partridge Restaurant, Curlee’s Fish House, and Crawdaddy’s.
Considering our budget AND the preferences of a 9-year-old and a 7-year-old, we chose Schroeder’s New Deli and were not disappointed.
Schroeder’s is very family-friendly with good prices. It has concrete floors, TVs for watching sports, a lively atmosphere, and classic rock playing. For example, we all sang along (softly) with “Gimme, Gimme Some Lovin.” Our group sampled the roast beef wrap, the tuna melt, a pizza slice a la Shazam, a personal pan cheese pizza, and a veggie pita with a basket of okra to share. Smiles all around.
Stay tuned for another blog in a few weeks about a delightful Bed & Breakfast in Rome, plus some of the historical significance of this lovely city. It is SO MUCH MORE than just a place Sherman did NOT burn down on his way to Atlanta.