Well, they’ve only been open for little over a month, so it’s no wonder they’re one of the best kept secrets in Floyd. I tried it out yesterday for the first time (got there right before they closed) and found you can fill your spoon at the Fat Spoon with some of the tastiest food in town from their all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. The best part was that I could bring Joe home a to-go carton full of the same, and for only $6.
The chef at Fat Spoon was recently the head chef at Chateau Morrisette Winery before he opened his own place in the old Cross Creek building. He recommended the baked fish and crawfish in a tasso gravy sauce, and he was right. I was in heaven.
I also enjoyed the citrus roasted chicken that was falling off the bone and the cooked greens (kale) mix, along with talking with Sarah, the restaurant’s new business manager and the daughter of a good friend.
I had already eaten the gourmet good cooking at the Long Fin Food truck, which is owned by the Fat Spoon chef and run by another chef, Chiron, who is the son of another good friend. The Long Fin is also in the old Cross Creek complex.
I like the outdoor picnic table atmosphere and hear that the scene will soon include music from the parked boat.
Chiron mixes up a medley of flavors that are new to me. I’ve especially been enjoying his (very affordable) fresh seafood dishes.
I also stopped in at the new Wee-Cycle (two doors down from the Fat Spoon), a resale shop for children’s clothes and toys (which also carries women’s clothes). I had a look around, met the owner and her children.
The large pink dollhouse being played with by Lily (above) brought out the girl in me, the girl that always wanted but never got a dollhouse.
Another best kept secret in Floyd is the 3:30 adult swim at the Great Oaks Country Club Pool, where I sometimes have the whole pool to myself for half-an-hour. Gotta burn off some of the gourmet all-you-can-eat good eats, you know. The summer is on!