Jorge’s wife here. He asked me to write about The Lemon Wedge, on Main Street in Bryan, since I’ve been there twice in the last week. Hey, when I like something I can get really focused. Don’t get me started on Froyoyo. Maybe I’ll post on that next. Jorge has a poll going about the yogurt shops in town – be sure to vote!
But I digress… So I’ve only been to the Wedge (yes, I’m a regular now, I can call it that) for lunch so far. The first thing I noticed was how easy it was to find as the front of the restaurant is painted a lovely, lemony yellow. Maybe someday they’ll get an artist to paint some trailing ivy or something along the sides. I think that would look nice. Unfortunately, they had a little trouble with construction last year but the road is fully open now! Yay!
The inside is as fresh and cheerful as the name Lemon Wedge itself. On my first visit, I sat by the window (this was at the request of my dear friend, who accompanied me, who has “seating issues” – as we like to call it) and was a very nice sunny spot in which to relax and enjoy lunch. My second visit (sans “seating issues” – different friend) was mid-way to the back in what the maitre d’ called the “hiding from the paparazzi” table. Large shuttered doors divided the area from the surrounding tables. It was cozy and quiet. Very nice.
On to the food! So far, I’ve tried the Whistler (a toasted brie sandwich with asparagus and Canadian bacon on ciabatta) which was recommended by the waiter. It was light yet satisfying and really delicious. It came with homemade potato chips! Who does that? No Lays bags laying around this kitchen.
I’ve also had the Green Chicken. The “green” is pesto. I LOVE pesto! It was served with tender crisp veggies and corn pudding. This was a comforting meal to me. I could eat like this every day.
Each time I went, we were served a small plate of fresh baked bread with butter while we perused the menu. The first time was pumpkin and the next was banana nut. So delicious!
As much as I try to stay away from desserts I couldn’t resist the Chocolate Chess pie. My friend and I shared it to reduce the guilt. It was served with fresh whipped cream, caramel sauce and a strawberry. I’m pretty sure it had a pecan shortbread crust but my mouth was too full to ask the server about that. It was gorgeous. Next time I’m trying the Mississippi Mud pie. I’m sure the “non-chocolate” pies are absolutely amazing but, well, I’m just one of those chocolate addicts you read about. I admit it. You’re welcome to comment on their other pies for me!
Scrumptious food. Delightful, quiet atmosphere. Attentive and courteous waitstaff. An amazing Chef. You can read about Chef Denise here. Definitely one of my new favorites in town!