Autumn Cravings

I hadn’t been to the Luna Grill and Diner in ages, but last night after re-joining the National Capital YMCA we needed something close by and relatively uncomplicated for dinner.

Not to mention the minute I remembered the place I began to obsess about their sweet potato fries. There’s something about the sweet potato that makes me think of autumn leaves and cool breezes. Maybe its role at Thanksgiving dinners has something to do with it.

Ummmm… deliciously roasted sweet potato steak-cut fries with a hint of caramel…

Luna Grill was just as quirky as ever, with its offbeat murals and rustic wooden tables. It’s a charming spot with basic good food – “slow food served fast” as their motto says. However, I could’ve done without sitting on my neighbor’s lap, as it were. The tables for two are ridiculously close together, so close you can hear all the slurping and chewing, and I wouldn’t have been surprised if the guy next to us had joined our conversation. It also made for some interesting aerobatics on the part of our waiter as he attempted to refill our glasses.

But those fries were heavenly!
Now I just need to find some sweet potato pie, perfect for autumn.

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