We set out as a family for a few day vacation and headed out to Virginia. My largest obstacle when traveling as a family is feeding my son with allergies, so the opportunity to dine at different restaurants is often not often an option. Tonight however, we changed things up just a bit and tried out a bit of Country dining in a restaurant that was most accomodating to our son. While the offerings were not extensive, we certainly were able to feed him. Here’s how we fed our son, who can’t eat honey, nuts, fish, or most fruits and definitely can not have food handled with latex and where I was able to eat a meal without meat(vegetarian style) Lavishly live travel and dining out loud as we visit a restaurant we have not been able to eat at in years! Cracker Barrel was a great option for us.
My husband called and checked if The Cracker Barrel offered latex free dining(translation=vinyl gloves in all food prep stages). We got a great positive answer that allowed us to at least entertain the Cracker Barrel as a dining option for our family. We were in Virginia, near Sterling and the Manager was most accomodating and oversaw the entire food prep process from beginning to end, for which we were thankful. Our son dined on a salad as well as a hand prepared burger with cheese. He could eat the bun, the burger was cooked on the grill on foil(as we suggested and the manager gladly accomodated) and we had a great meal.
Before dinner came, we shopped in the Country Barrel Market and found some really great hoodies for Under $11 which was an lavish bargain and perfect to not have to search for later on in the trip! Besides shopping while we were waiting for dinner we munched on these little biscuits, ummmm, but these can ruin your appetite for a huge dinner that is coming to the table.
Here is my meal, it was really great. This were so many shrimp on my plate I could not eat it all, and they were all in sweet buttermilk breading. These were definitely breaded to perfection and had just some pepper on them. The hushpuppies were good and something that I had not had in a while, however, one was more than enough and there were about 4+ on the plate. I had greenbeans that were delicious, and my salad, which was super fresh and crisp. There was so much food, I barely ate half a plate and I felt bad, but I am sure if you are used to eating a lot you could easily conquer the plate, but it was over-kill for me. Look at how much was there. In addition, I drank tea, lots of tea, because it wasfreshly brewed and delicioulsy refreshing.
This was my husband’s meal and when we compare it to a disappointing meal we just had recently at AppleBee’s the portions here are HUGE! Lavishly live country food and larger portions out loud, while dining in an environment that caters to those with food and latex allergies.