02. 05. 2013… The grand opening of the newest Cameron Mitchell restaurant, The Pearl. I went into this evening with a completely open mind, I didn’t have too many expectations or preconceived notions of the restaurant. Although, I knew it had to be half-way decent since it’s a Cameron Mitchell restaurant. All day; I toggled back and forth with going or not going, and of course I was very hungry after work, with not much better to do, so I said to myself; “why not”. Like it, do it.
The ambiance was nice, kind of cozy and rugged at the same time, an interesting mix. The waitress had to return three times before I could decide what to order. I took the easy way out and went with something I knew I would like, the Dressed Colossal Blue Crab. It was pretty delicious, they may have exaggerated a bit with the word “colossal” in the title, but it’s all good. I enjoyed my meal. The next time I go back; I’m going to try their oysters.
Once upon a time; I wouldn’t dare eat by myself. I never wanted to look lame or like a loner, or I just always wanted someone with me. But the older I get; the more I’m cool with doing things alone. I feel really free when I do what I want; when I want. I don’t have to wait on a friend to meet up with me, I don’t have to ask people where they want to eat, I just go where I want; when I want. I eat alone a lot now. It’s stress free and very relaxing. I just sit there, enjoy my food, people watch (lol), and think about stuff…
Cowboy Breakfast (Two locally grown, organic eggs, sausage, and a warm buttermilk biscuit with Michigan black cherry preserves) by Northstar.