Friday Night Feasting
Normally my husband and I stay in on Fridays– aren’t Friday nights just the toughest? By the time it’s eight o’ clock, both of us are always beyond exhausted and want nothing more than to watch tv on the couch and order in.
However, going out on a Friday does tend to be pretty fun– it makes the weekend feel much longer because it is kind of like a weekend bonus. While we don’t usually initiate Friday night outings, when we are invited to join friends for some good food and good times, we can’t not say yes!
This past Friday was one of those rare instances where we went out with a bunch of friends for dinner at an iconic Rhode Island restaurant– Wright’s Farm.
I have written about this place before– it truly is epic. Basically, it’s a huge, banquet style restaurant that serves “chicken dinners” family style. While you would think this would be awful for a vegetarian, believe me, it’s not. Other than the chicken, all tables are served all you can eat rolls, salad, shell pasta with tomato sauce, and french fries. In other words, they serve all of my favorite foods in unlimited amounts. Here’s a visual depiction of all the goodness offered at Wright’s Farm.
Normally, this restaurant is packed, but because of the snowstorm that hit New England on Thursday and Friday, Wright’s Farm was actually pretty dead. We were seated after only a few minute wait– the best part about Wright’s Farm is that once you are seated, the food comes out at a frenzied rate! No need to put in an order– it’s pretty much assumed we’re all there for the chicken dinner (although they do have a steak dinner that I have never seen anyone ever order!).
“House” ketchup is ready and waiting at every table. . . as is vinegar and parmesan!
While I didn’t take a picture of the madness that was our table full of food, here’s what I ate (times about three!). First, they bring bread rolls and house salad. While it’s pretty standard stuff, it is quite tasty!
Then comes the fries, shells and unpictured (of course) chicken. I filled my plate with more salad, fries, and shells, and did this a few times throughout the course of the night.
The best part about Wright’s Farms in my opinion are the fries. They are thick, crunchy on the outside and very creamy inside. Our table of six went through three huge bowls of them!
Wright’s Farm is not somewhere you want to go every day, or every week for that matter because it’s a given that once you’re their, any concept of portion control goes out the window. Because the food comes out so quickly, it also makes you eat at a speedy rate because you end up just wanting more and more! Every time there’s an empty bowl, the waitstaff comes right out with more! It’s a bit dizzying in fact (in a good way!). As if my indulgence at Wright’s Farm wasn’t enough, my husband brought home a special surprise for me from Boston without me even asking this time– yes, it’s another Crumbs cupcake!
He walks by Crumbs on the way to the train station every day in Boston, so when he saw it open, he decided to buy me the flavor I wanted last week but were sold out. Enter my favorite Crumbs cupcake– the Happy Birthday!
It’s funfetti cake with cream cheese frosting and sprinkles. I love funfetti cake so much. To make my dessert that much more festive, I added some red velvet ice cream to it as well!
Wow– I ate a lot on Friday night! No regrets though– it was all so delicious.
What’s your favorite cupcake flavor?