Went to Justin Thyme (located where Elmer Suds used to be). They opened just a week ago, and things are promising so far. With the crazy weather and paltry selection of restaurants in our cmty, they've apparently been very busy this first week, but we got ourselves a table for two right away (next time I want to go in the small back room - no tin ceiling = less noise, no smoke (I hate it, no matter how minimal) from bar folk.
Started with 1800 Tequila margaritas, which were AOK (had three between the two of us!). I had a mesclun salad (dressing a bit to much Balsamic for me, but they put it on the side (not my request, but welcome) so could moderate dosage. Very fresh, gorgonzola cheese bits, croutons, etc. Had crabcakes appetizer, very fresh and not flown in/frozen, with a bit of corn salad on the side. Husband had chicken piccata - doesn't work as well as veal picatta for me, but was generous portion, fresh and lemony. Good side veggies and a swell baked potato. Had a homemade banana pie, not too sweet, not too much custard.
Chef is CIA graduate, wife is greeting and managing, and their respective teen/adult children are bartending, tending tables, and washing dishes. Daughter Jessica says he's particularly good with fish, likes using sushi grade salmon, etc. for hibachi style grilled items, etc.
I'm going to go try again - anywhere in Croton with 7-8 dinner salads on the menu should succeeed in my book. Glad to have this option in our lives. Opening for lunch soon, and hoping to have a take out menu.
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