August 16, 2003

Good Saturday, Cont.

This evening we went downtown to check out a new restaurant, the Sonoma Chicken Coop. I ordered two appetizers--the panko prawn cocktail and the grilled artichoke. Kevin had some chicken special. The artichoke was excellent, served with a slightly spicy aioli. The prawns were, well, prawn-like (you like prawns? Check out Kevin didn't enjoy his chicken as much as I liked the artichoke, but he said he would still go back there. The setup is much like another favorite restaurant of ours, Aqui (no link, sorry). I wouldn't be surprised to hear they were owned by the same company. You stand in line and order your food and get a number. Meanwhile you seat yourself and when your number is called you pick up your food on a tray. Despite this fast-food type setup, the menu is pretty sophisticated and comparable to what you'd find in a sit-down restaurant. Anyway, we'll add the Sonoma Chicken Coop to our list of good places to eat downtown.

Posted by Shelby at August 16, 2003 07:37 PM