#SOL17 Day 5: A Local Gem

Photo via Ann & Tony's
For as long as I can remember, I've lived in a small town.  When people ask me where I live one of three things usually happens; either they've never heard of our town, they know someone from the town (and I almost always know them too) or they ask, "Is that the town with the great Italian restaurant?".  Yep, that's the one.

For as long as I can remember, Ann & Tony's has been a part of our town and a part of our lives.  Most people in our town can tell a story about the restaurant, the owners, or some event celebrated at the restaurant.  My grandparents loved to eat in the restaurant.  We've gathered as a family for many meals in the restaurant, celebrated a few birthdays, and entertained a few guests by showing off the small gem of our town.

Today my aunt and uncle were visiting from North Carolina.  We all met at the restaurant to catch up before they headed back home.  As usual, the restaurant was the hub of after-church activity as families came in one after another.  My daughter and I split the Italian Combination with chicken parmesan, spaghetti, and lasagna.  It was delicious.

When you live in a small town, you grow to love its many charms.  Ann & Tony's is certainly at the top of that list.

For the sixth year, I will be joining the Slice of Life Challenge with the community of Two Writing Teachers.  I will be trying to put my fingers to the keyboard every day for the 31 days of March.  Stop by today's link up at Two Writing Teachers to read other posts.  



  1. Yum! I feel hungry thinking about this!!!! Sounds delicious!

  2. Do you know Julie wrote the same place today and I believe was also there. I might have to add this to my list of things to do and visit you!

  3. I have always lived in the country, but often say I should have been in a small town too.
    Ann and Tony's would be a favorite of our family's I'm sure.


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