I just like to hope that we will remember and frequent the places that Mom and Dad went to and someone else's Mom and Dad own. Good cooking. Nothing fancy. Always satisfied.
My post on this topic: Tinucci's. They had a tough time with road construction. Had to cut back on restaurant hours. They still had great deli - just did carry-out on their Italian Wednesday might. Love the veal parmiagiana (it's 60 degrees and rainy rainy rainy right now in minneapolis - needed comfort food...).
They still have great buffet. Normally not my kind of dining, but they have the old-fashioned kind - herring, shrimp cocktail, cheese board, then sides and entrees - that works well after going to events like the upcoming Minnesota State Democratic Convention.
I love this place. For its history. For its basic, good quality food. For it's tight-knit employee group that make you feel like you are dining amongst family. For the stick-to-the-ribs food that you simply need here and there.
Do any of you have places like this you would like to honor?