Friday, April 2, 2010


Thank you Bill Bart
for your generous donation to my husband's
Feed your Hungry Wife Fund.
Thanks to you,

took me to a new
and very fine restaurant,

It's an Italian restaurant
located where
Po' Boys
used to be,
right next to the Bingo Parlor
next to Walmart on Dries Ln. in Peoria.

I loved the whole,
greet you at the door in a tux,
welcomed by every person
that worked there.
Dim lit and sophisticated,
Tracy and I felt a little out of place, at first,
in our casual attire,
but the staff was oh so professional
and even complimented, very sincerely,
my camo skirt and cowboy boots.

Since we got there a second and a half
after they opened today,
we had the place to ourselves at first,
but never felt uncomfortable.
The waiter waited on us
and even mentioned
that he knew our son,
Nick and his band
that used to play Po' Boys frequently.

The food was great as was the service.
Pollo Ai Quattro Formaggi $14.50
Ceasar Salad $7
Vitello Con Funghi Morel $23.50
House Salad $6
and then
just when you thought it couldn't get better,
the dessert!
Tiramisu for him
Mexican Hot Chocolate for me.
Now, anyone who knows me knows
that I like my HOT chocolate HOT!
Screaming, boiling, cup melting hot.
And chocolaty. Very, very chocolaty.
You would think that would
be an easy thing to accomplish
since we live in a cold climate,
but let me tell ya, It Ain't!
Well, I won the HOT chocolate
Blistering hot, dark chocolate with
a hint of cinnamon and a beautiful
little drizzle of chocolate across
the frothy cream.
A little choco work of art!
Then when you think it can't get better again,
The Owner
Chef Troy Ummel

comes out to make sure we are happy
with every little thing.
I was so impressed that
I asked for a menu,
a take home box for the rest of my meal,
which will make at least 2 more meals
a picture with Mr. Ummel.
They had to go dig him out of the
back where he was working, just to make me happy.
I LOVE good customer service.
Here is a man who knows who's who.
I even got a beautiful rose
to take home.
It's not cheap but
if you are trying to
impress someone,
This is the place to go.
I'm sorry Po' Boys is gone
but I'm glad
is here!

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