Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday's at the Piedmont Grille

On the Menu Today -- Grilled Salmon, Ribeye Steak, Fried Zucchini, and Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

My last meal at the beach. I haven't had a grill for years, so I cooked a lot while I was there.

First up, I just want to say Thank You All, for coming by and commenting on my cover Wednesday. Your words of encouragement had me weeping all day. Honest. I was so scared to unveil it, scared no one would like it. It really means a lot to hear you say how beautiful it was. So Thanks.

Back to today's post, I know most of you aren't even around this weekend, being Labor Day and all, but I thought I'd ease back into my routine. Keep myself busy.

I'm going to try and treat The Piedmont Grille as a different kind of restaurant this year, matter of fact, like the one Richard and I used to own. Last year, I was kind of all over the place with my menu, not really focused on just exactly what I was trying to achieve. This year, I'd like to really concentrate on what's important. The food, the service, the atmosphere.

So, for your dining pleasure, here's a short list of some new things you'll find here at The Piedmont Grille.

Book Reviews -- I've never done them, however, I think it's a good idea. Just like when we added comedy night at the restaurant, it was different, we took a chance, and it added something extra to the atmosphere.

Author Interviews -- Never done one of these before either, but like Barbara Walters, I want to get answers to the questions no one else has asked before.

Flash in the Pan -- Small snippets of work from me, to hopefully keep you engaged in what I'm trying to achieve. Richard always had a small pan fire burning in the kitchen on any given night and on occasion the fire department would have to step in. I don't think my flashes will require the SCFD, but I hope to leave you with a little bit more than a charred taste in your mouth.

Brunch -- Which really should be on Sunday, but I don't post on that day. I also don't know what will be on the menu, so I guess it'll be a surprise.


Next week, I'll begin to post with my regular schedule again. Mondays are about love, considering I am a romance writer, Wednesdays are about writing, as that is what I proclaim I do, and Friday's we're here at the Grille with a whole new menu. Hope you'll stop by often.

Have a great holiday weekend!

16 comments:

Laura Pauling said...

Sounds like a fun menu! And your cover truly was beautiful. you must be so excited!

Linda G. said...

Yum! Sounds like a wonderful menu to me!

jbchicoine said...

That is one ambitious menu! Can't wait :).

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Those all sound good to me!

Anne Gallagher said...

I'm glad you are all so willing to eat off the new menu. My first four guinea pigs. LoL. I hope I won't disappoint you.

Matthew MacNish said...

Ooh, I LOVE grilled Zucchini!

Talli Roland said...

Sounds great, Anne! :) Looking forward to dropping by!

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

It's really not fair that your posts make me so freaking hungry!

Em-Musing said...

LOve the new menu...I'll be dining often. Have a great and wonderful weekend.

Amalie said...

Hi Anne! Going to have to stop blog-hopping now, the zucchini set my stomach bellowing for food. *growlgrowlrumblegrowl*

I'll be back, though! (Also: Dig the cover).

Anne Gallagher said...

Perhaps I should open up a real restaurant. So many of you are so hungry.

Thanks for stopping by.

Liza said...

I am looking forward to reading all the new topics. Oh and Anne, please don't stop coming to Middle Passages. It is reactions like yours that let me know when I get things right...because you really know! Have a great long weekend!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Sounds like some ambitious plans, and like your little respite has rejuvenated you. Looking forward to your changes.

As for the menu, steak AND salmon? Yipes, I better put on my fat pants.

Ann said...

On my rounds from KarenG's BBQ. What a beautiful blog you have Anne. I love the background! Just love it. I so miss the sea when I am land locked for the winter in the mid-west.

That is one mouthwatering menu you have above. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

KarenG said...

Salmon AND steak at the same meal? Oh, I'd be in heaven. Your coming routine sounds wonderful, and I'm so excited that I get to be one of the guests, or reviewed authors, or whatever we end up doing when you host me on my blog tour! Yay!

Nicki Elson said...

This all sounds delicious. ;) I'm so happy you're sticking with the love on Mondays.