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Lake Manor in Mt Orab OH 10/21/2010

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Some of us were home from the hinterland (fle and cb from a blues jaunt through Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana) and one of us was not home (willie is still beating the bushes of New England looking for the mother lode of scrabble (copyright til you die) ratings. The three remaining of us repasted, rejoiced and riposted our elderly hearts out as we gathered around a table at Lake Manor Restaurant on Route 68.

Bob arrived bearing gifts of vine-ripened Tennessee tomatoes (They are delicious)! I arrived having forgotten to bring Bob back some barbecued ribs from my Louisiana trip (sorry, Bob).

It was third time around for the Lunchbunch. I promised to steer clear of the catfish (which I had eschewed on our previous visit). I did. I’m glad I did.

The salad bar is delectable, filled with my favorite goodies like chicken salad, ham salad, green pea salad and just all kinds of fattening-gunk. The food is just okay, a real surprise since everything else is receptive, warm and accommodating.

9 for the experience. 9 for the salad bar. 5.1 for the food (hamburger steak, fried chicken, pork chops).

Lake Manor, a rustic building on Route 68 north of Mt Orab. Still don't know why it has a wooden statue of a bear on the front porch.

Salad bar selections are more varied than most. Even their soups (bean and chili) were delicious.

CB, Angie the server (from Macon) and Bob pretending (for the camera or to placate me) to be having a rip-roaring time.

Lake Manor is famous for fudge made by owner Julie Evans. I went nuts, bought 2 oz each of 5 different kinds; now must hide it from myself until my next sweet holiday.

Owner Julie Evans and me. The first time the Lunchbunch ate at Lake Manor, Julie's daughter served us. Now, we learned, she's working on her doctorate in Texas and preparing for her wedding. Julie seems to spend most of her time in the restaurant's kitchen.

The Mount Orab Library dances in color in the fall. This year, too.

Afterwords at Mt Orab branch of the Brown County Library. 3 games of 2 on 1 (we were minus Willie). Bob and CB each were 3-1. I was 0 for 4! Done lost my damn touch (again)! (Purple tiles from Wales are on my rack)

And then, sadly, the sun set.

Bob paid. CB tipped. Bob chose. Next week is also Bob’s for an encounter with a musician friend of his: Bob and I will drive to General Butler State Park in Carrollton, Kentucky, to lunch with Dave Goddard, one of the original members of the doo-wop group, The Aquatones (from NYC, of course).


Written by frankieleeee

October 24, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Posted in Lunchbunch

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  1. Oh darn sorry I missed the great salad bar and the fudge. I also am sorry I will miss the aquatone adventure. Pics please pics. Heading to Burlington for Sunday Club. 116 miles for 3-4 games of scrabble I must be nuts. Wait a minute I do that almost every Thursday just to eat and cummune with my sc`rabble friends, don’t I.


    October 24, 2010 at 3:22 pm

  2. A couple of corrections mi amigo – CB suggested next week’s get-together so I believe it is her choice – to get you out of the house so she can do her thing in readying the apt for the new tenant.

    Secondly Dave is from Long Island – not NYC – I was born in NYC and lived there as an infant and toddler.

    Other than that great entry – note the muffins I bought there were very good too.


    October 24, 2010 at 8:13 pm

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