Monday, August 13, 2007
Matt has been in town from CA during his short break from school and work. I took Friday off so that we could hang out and he wanted apple dumplings from the Dixie Eatery. It is a lovely 1.5 hour drive into the foothills of western MD to get to the tiny town of Smithsburg. This diner is a favorite of the team and we go there whenever we are close to Washington County. The food is yummy and cheap. The employees are nice. This is the kind of place that is so little and quaint that you have to walk through the kitchen to get to the bathroom. You would love this place; i mean if you have a heartbeat you'd love this place. It is small town Americana personified. For goodness sake's, it's address is: That's right, 4. And dontcha love the colored bricks? One of our favorite things is the homemeade apple dumplings, hot with homemade carmel sauce and vanilla ice cream. It tastes like happiness. When he comes home, Matt always wants one. So off we drove on Friday. After our chesseburgers (on potato rolls, of course - this is the Dixie Eatery after all) we looked at the desert menu - written on a hanging dry erase board by the kitchen. No apple dumpling. ?!?!?!?!?!?! Apperantly all the deserts are homemade and they don't make everything every day. This is only the second time in memory that there has been no apple dumpling. So we settled for apple pie a la mode. Made by the same person as the dumplings, it was excellent. I highly suggest if you are ever on I-70 in western MD that you take a little side trip to the Dixie Eatery. But be aware that it is closed on Mondays (we found that out the hard way).