Pot Roast @ Plaza Inn

Price: $17.49

When: November 28, 2015, 1 PM

Reservations: n/a.

Verdict? Recommended

One side-effect of writing a glowing meal review is that friends often like to fact-check the verdict. Marnie and Gary were visiting the parks with me and Elaine, and they were keen to try the Chicken at the Plaza Inn.

Hey, OK by me – I stand by my recommendation. The fried chicken is delicious.

(Plus, this lets me try the Pot Roast.)

The Pot Roast and the Chicken are very similar in terms of presentation and sides. Both come with mashed potatoes, green beans, and a biscuit; the differences between them are the main and the style of (optional) gravy you get. (The chicken is a thicker, whiter gravy; the pot roast is a thinner, beef-and-rosemary brown sauce.)

The roast is delicious. It’s dressed with sautéed mushrooms and onions, and cooked perfectly: tender, slightly chewy, and sporting loads of delightful flavor on each bite. It tastes like home cooking; there’s a little “pow” of happiness each time you pop a piece in your mouth. Some pot roasts can be a bit dry or overcooked; this is absolutely not the case here.

The Pot Roast is an easy recommend. Between this dish, the Chicken and the Cobb Salad, I feel like Plaza Inn is becoming one of the can’t-miss lunch spots at the parks.