"What do they have?"
"Umm...I've never been there, but they serve southern food. So. Deep fried stuff?"
Nancy is somewhat health-conscious, but tends to throw that stuff out the window when eating with me. Thank god. I don't think we could be friends otherwise.
When we arrived around 2 PM, the place was almost empty. Hm. Maybe everyone ate already?
The lunch special includes chicken soup and a salad. Both were pretty good and basic, so I don't know what else to say about them. "The soup had chunks of vegetables and chicken in it." Yeah, good one. Gonna pat myself on the back now.
Nancy's smothered chicken leg was true to its name. Damn, that's a lot of gravy. Of course, gravy is tasty and keeps things moist, so the chicken was yummy. We enjoyed the sides of collard greens and okra, corn, and tomatoes, although this is when Nancy's sodium radar went off.
"This food has as lot of salt, don't you think?"
Uhhh. I went blank. "Yup. Yeah. Wait, is that why it tastes so good, hence why I keep shoving it into my mouth?"
I ordered the friend pork chop with sides of string beans and yellow squash. While a little dry (ameliorated with a splodge of ketchup), the fried pork chop was pretty good because if you haven't noticed, IT'S FRIED, which almost automatically garners a "Stamp of Tastiness". I wouldn't prefer it over a nice tonkatsu (Japanese-style fried pork cutlet), but it was worth trying once. Perhaps a deep fried pork chop ain't my thing...wow, I think I just felt meat fans around the world collectively putting on faces of disappointment and horror. I particularly liked the yellow squash, although I didn't know why until Nancy commented that it had a lot of butter.
"Oooohhhh....okay, that's why I like it."
I'm a tastebud moron. "Huuh, whats this buttery taste. I dunnooo, could be BUTTER." Right.
I was a little perplexed by the biscuits. These are biscuits, right? They don't look like plain ol' dinner rolls, and they tasted kind of biscuit-esque, but their innards were a bit confusing.
The biscuits had more of a regular bready texture, as in more airy and soft than dense and flaky. However, the taste wasn't like other bread I've had. At least, that's what I thought, until I realized that maybe it just had a lot of salt in it. Mm yes, salt. Do you see a theme here?
Our meals ended with bread pudding (the other choice being Jell-O, which you'd only choose if you're...insane). Mmm. MMMMM. OH MY GOD, IT DOESN'T HAVE SALT! (At least, not as a main component.) The hot slices of bread pudding were our favorite parts of the meal. Extremely moist, soft, well spiced (interpret that as you wish; I think there was nutmeg but I COULD BE WRONG), and a good amount of sweetness gave this the top ranking out of my very short list of "times I've had bread pudding" (I think this is number four). Methinks the desserts may be the Pink Tea Cup's forte because they're not salty.
Nancy and I both agreed that desserts get the thumbs up and the other food gets the horizontal thumb dipped in salt. Or something. It's a great deal if you want a lot of food for less than $10. And if you have chronic low blood pressure.
[This is a rather unenthused review-thinger; alas, waiting three days to write about a place is kinda unsmart since a lot of brain leakage occurs in that time period.]