Last Updated on November 19, 2021 by Ellen Christian
Marty and I don’t go out all that often but we decided to treat ourselves to dinner out at our favorite summer restaurant. The kids were off doing their own thing and it was a beautiful summer day to spend relaxing. When I go out to eat, I don’t pay as much attention to sticking to the Paleo diet. It only happens every few months, and everyone deserves the chance to splurge occasionally.
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My Favorite Summer Restaurant Spot
There is a small, locally owned diner in town that we enjoy visiting occasionally. During the summer, they have an outdoor eating area with tables with umbrellas on them. Since we live in a small, historic town, the view is pretty and it’s a wonderful way to relax.
One of the reasons that I enjoy this so much is that the diner itself is a 1940’s Silk City Dining Car. When the weather is not as nice, we eat inside. I’ve always admired the traditional decor inside, and you can either sit at the counter on a stool or at a booth or table.
The menu is fairly typical for a diner. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and even ice cream. One thing that makes them special is that they try to incorporate locally raised/grown foods when they can. They use real Vermont maple syrup, free-range eggs, and when possible locally grown vegetables and meat and cheese from local farms. They even have Wilcox ice cream which is a Vermont ice cream brand that’s one of my husband’s favorites.
We love that we can really experience our local culture and support area businesses and farmers when we eat out. Marty splurged on his favorite fried chicken and French fries, and I treated myself to a cheeseburger and coleslaw. I even stole a few of his fries.
Of course, it wouldn’t be the perfect meal without dessert so Marty treated himself to his favorite chocolate ice cream from Wilcox Dairy.
We don’t splurge that often, but when we do we like to earn money back on our purchase. I just learned that you can earn money back when you use your AARP® Credit Card from Chase. You can earn 3% Cash Back rewards on purchases at restaurants and gas stations and 1% Cash Back rewards on all other purchases. That’s unlimited cash back rewards with no annual fee! Saving money is definitely a good thing. To learn more at Chase visit their website.
Together, Chase and the AARP Foundation are fighting hunger and putting food on the tables of Americans 50+. Chase/AARP are taking steps to feed those who are hungry now, while also developing long-term, sustainable solutions that proactively address the root causes of hunger among those 50 and older. This is a problem that we can solve. In 2016, Chase will donate $0.10 to AARP Foundation for every restaurant purchase made with your AARP Credit Card from Chase—up to a total of $1.1 million. To learn more about AARP Foundation’s Drive to End Hunger visit their website.
If you’re in the area, you may want to check out one of the beaches in Vermont.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email email@example.com to chat.