To celebrate the last day of school, Mr. foodie and I decided we’d treat the kidlets to a special lunch followed by ice cream. The graduating first grader’s school is near Five Points Restaurant so we though what better opportunity to give these folks and try…and if it’s awesome then all my foodies get to hear about it.
Five Points is housed in the former Lucky 32, followed by Big Shotz, location. Why restaurants have struggled here is beyond me…it’s a fabulous location so I’m thinking it’s a lack of marketing…but that’s a totally different soapbox. Today’s soapbox is about food, baby.
I’ve heard great things about Five Points, especially their awesome appetizers so the first thing we ordered was the Smoked Salmon Bruschetta.
It was tasty and fresh with pastrami smoked salmon, goat cheese, avocado, sweet tomatoes and a drizzle of white balsamic… and a crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside french bread. And here’s where I’m supposed to STOP eating so I don’t get full but it was an “appetizer” after all and I was appetized for more. By the way, I’m told I haven’t lived until I get the Coastal Fritters or the Fried Green Tomato Stack so I’ll go back and I’ll let you know if it lives up to the hype :).
For my main course I’d heard ramblings of the Lobster Roll and the ladies at table next to me had EACH ordered that as their meal so I thought, all these people can’t be wrong so I’ll try it. I love lobster and I especially love Lobster Rolls that are more buttery than mayonnaise-y so you can imagine it is very hard for me to find.
Now although this lobster roll has “some” mayo, it certainly wasn’t too much. The lobster was still fresh, the finely diced celery and onion were crispy and though it may not rank as #1 it certainly was delicious. Mr. foodie has had Lobster Rolls in Maine and he said it rivaled so, how about that!? I ordered sautéed bok choy as my side. The bok choy was great but I wish I’d ordered fries. Doesn’t everyone?
Mr. foodie enjoyed his Grilled Steak Salad with mixed greens and bacon bleu cheese vinaigrette. He’s so healthy. It was served with a precious little bleu cheese shortbread.
The kidlets ate the bread at the table and barely saved room for their chicken fingers and fries.
These tenders were yummy…almost tempura like was the coating and the honey mustard dipping sauce was great.
Five Points has a set lunch and dinner menu but offers these wonder features every few weeks or so that tantalize the taste buds like burger features, etc. The month of June is “Surf & Turf.” They also serve Brunch on weekends which I’m looking forward to trying sometime soon, plus great bar specials every week.
I can’t wait to go back and try those fritters. And the fried green tomato stack. I just love rounds of appetizers for dinner, don’t you?
109 South Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC