Monday, May 16, 2011

Blue Monday - Out to Lunch

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Johnny and I love to go to lunch here. It's only about ten minutes from our home.

Isn't this a gorgeous place to visit?

Notice the blue sky and the blue windows.

Here's the lobby. It's decorated in soft blues. Those palm trees are real.

There's an atrium right outside the main dining area. Water trickles down that giant rock. It's such a calm place. In addition, there are a few benches close by.

Although there are some items made ahead, we usually order our food cooked to order. Here's the full-time chef on duty.

"Almost ninety percent of the stuff is made from scratch, all fresh ingredients," executive chef Paul Finocchi (pictured below) said. "I care about the product. I won't put anything out here that I'm not willing to eat."

You'd think it'd cost an arm and a leg, but meals here are under $10.00.

Amazing, huh? Get ready for a big surprise . . .

Check out name of the place on this blue sign!

Our local hospital opened this past February, and it's a favorite eating place for us locals!
If you'd like to read more about our newest eatery, click here.

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Diann said...

I can totally believe that. We have a hospital here that has some of the best food I have ever had! Have a great day Sally!

Marice said...

the place looks neat and lovely! love it!

LV said...

How lucky for you and the people living there. Never would you find a place like this in one of our hospitals. I really like the style of the building and blue color just adds to it.

CJ Foss said...

After my father-in-law spent some time in a local hospital, we all became huge fans. Some of the best meals for the best price are found at local hospitals. Who knew? Thanks for sharing. ~CJ

Dena E's Blog said...

Hey Sally, just figured out what i was doing wrong to mess up the link last time on the blue button in my post... It took me so long just now cuz each time ii'd hit post the link wouldnt work.
All because i was trying to add a caption directly with it in my blogger post maker thingy...
Ahhhh, now I know what NOT to do anymore...
Have a blessed in Christ week...
Prayers and Hugs Dena

did i even make any sense there????? :0)

MommyJ said...

Cool blue ambiance!

Please see My Blue Monday! thanks!

Dhemz said...

the place looks doesn't look like a hospital...have a great week Sally!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Lucky you! One of our local hopitals has really good food but it is a real pain to park and get to.Ours isn't nearly as pretty as yours either.
Happy Blue Monday and thanks for hosting!

Gypsea Nurse said...

Oh Sally~ you know I love that the hospital sign is Blue!

Fifi Flowers said...

PRETTY building!

Savannah Granny said...

Sally that is so cute. With all the stories you hear about hospital food this is a tasty surprise.
Please be patient with my post. The blue part comes at the very last but it is worth waiting for. Hugs, Ginger :)

xinex said...

That's really nice, Sally. We eat at the local hospital cafeteria here too especially on weekends. It is very reasonable and John's meals are always free and the food is good too....Christine

Fashion Momma said...

At first I thought it was a mall. Great shots!

My Blue Monday.

Linnea said...

That's a splendid idea! It's great that you're able to boost their business a bit!

Joyful said...

Nice soothing blues. I think it's fantastic that your local hospital serves healthy and fresh food. Iwish all hospitals would do that same.

Tina´s PicStory said...

Happy blue monday! Nice pictures! Greetings from Germany!

genny said...

nice shots of that beautiful place Sally. so clean and so blue.:-)

mine is up here:

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oooh, always fun finding a great place to eat! I've just linked up to your fun party ~ Thanks for hostessing!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Lina Gustina said...

A beautiful place to have a nice lunch :)

Gin Hansson said...

The place is looks really accommodating and seems like some hotel not hospital. And as you said the food is totally yummy. Wow that's good because where i think about hospital food isn't that yum yum.

Have a good blue Monday sally. Good morning.

B i r g i t t a said...

It looks very inviting and so stylish fresh in the decorating.
Mine is almost opposite :)

☺lani☺ said...

Awesome! I love the new place! Happy Blue Monday!

Picket said...

Morning Sally...That would be my kind of eating place for the beautiful surroundings inside....Happy Blue Monday to you girl...hope you have a fantastic week....Picket

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

That's amazing, and a beautiful place for outing!

Lesley said...

Hospitals should have such a lovely eating area - afterall they have an almost captive clientele!

Joahna Vern said...

hi sally and to all fellow bloggers. :) Wow! it doesn't look like a hospital. we don't have that here. How I wish. :)

Well, happy Monday, Sally. :)

Eden said...

Lots of blue. I love the place. Great shots.

Anonymous said...

that does look extremely inviting!! Judyx

Anonymous said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally!

What a beautiful place...hard to believe it is a hospital! You are living in the area I grew up in:) I lived in that area most of my life until we moved to the Peach State and my family still lives there.
Beautiful blues...


Jeanie Callaghan said...

You're right about the hospitals - some of the foods they serve is wonderful! Thanks for posting this.

Marianne said...

Can't believe that such a lovely place is in a hospital. Hospitals out here surely don't look like that!
Marianne :)

Annesphamily said...

My late FIL use to receive treatment at the Veterans Hospital here. They had an outstanding menu. Also the Health One North Suburban Hospital next door to my office serves up some of th best salmon! My doc that I work for says they have better salmon than most five star resturants! Hugs Anne

Love all that blue!!

Daniella said...

Happy Blue Monday!! I'm so glad to be here again! Week 2!!

That is a beautiful hospital! I think hospital cafeteria food is fabulous. I worked in a hospital for years, and have no complaints!!


Chubskulit Rose said...

Such an inviting place. Have a great week ahead Sally!

Shengkay said...

linking here again..thanks for checking my badge not working..

thanks for hosting!

Anonymous said...

What a nice and clean blue places. I like it.

Dorincard said...

Nice blue images of places...we're never going to get tired of BLUE! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally... loving all your blues today! I think it's cute that the local hospital eatery is the "in" place to eat lunch! We have a hospital out near me that has an amazing gift shop that I like to visit! (but it's not all pretty blues likes yours) Happy Blue Monday! :)

Pulchritude said...

Check-out the blue thing on my entry. Happy blue Monday!

Jeanne said...

Me too Sally, I am sure we will. Bill is finished teaching and when we come to FL. for the football games we will make a date to visit. Now that he is not working we will have lots more time for these trips.

I think it is great to eat at the hospital cafeteria. This is a beautiful building. My experience with hospital cafeteria's has always been great food and reasonable. A great find.

Take care Sally.
Love, Jeanne

molly susan strong said...

I have your link right under my name at the end of my post. It was such a long post that I did links instead. hope that is ok!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a beautiful place to enjoy any time but especially for lunch out!
Have a great day!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Sally,

Well, that is cool! People usually complain about hospital food. The building is beautiful.

Happy Blue Monday, and thank you so much for hosting for us.

Take care,

Kathy M.

 gmirage said...

Thanks for the reminder, I thought a sidebar badge is ok, have that there all the time. -Mirage

Wifey10 said...

seems like a very nice building, very conducive! my entry is up now..cheers!

Emm said...

wow, very nice and clean places... =)

The French Hutch said...

Its so nice to see a lovely place for people to heal. Sounds like they must be serving really good food.
Thanks for hosting your delightful meme..........

The French Hutch

Ann said...

Looks like a cathedral almost. Our hospitals cafeterias needs to take a clue from yours. Those palm trees are so beautiful inside the lobby.

Katie said...

Wow that's quite nice. I don't think I've ever been to one that nice!

Katie @ Spray Paint Queen

liberal sprinkles said...

huh I don't have very good memories from eating at hospitals. Lucky you! I like the lobby with the palm trees although that's not going to make me like any hospital any better! Stay healthy!

anne said...

well thats pretty amazing to dine in that restaurant. And the decoration inside is just so relaxing.

Maria's Space said...

Lovely. It has been a while since I ate out.

Hooked on Memes said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally! I must check out the food at our St. Joseph's hospital in Vancouver. Hope it is as good as yours.

Anonymous said...

That does look like a very restful place to enjoy a meal.

Mel_Cole said...

Very nice hospital and looks so huge. :)

My BM @ Hearts content of a mama

Sara Chapman said...

How great to enjoy the hospital facilities, especially if you or a loved one are not sick! Great interior space.

Sara Chapman said...

Sally, have you considered one of those thumbnail linkies? They make cross visiting so much easier and more attractive! It's so fun to scan the page of little photos. Just a thought.

April said...

I'm so surprised, cafeterias don't usually have a reputation for having good food.

Anonymous said...

Yes, ma'am, I'm surprised! :) How wonderful they cook up such great food though! Thanks for popping in to see me and I'm sure your weather is gorgeous right now.
Be a sweetie and keep smiling!
Shelia ;)

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Sally; Gosh it has been awhile since I have been by,,so I will make sure I stop by more often Isn't funny that the some of the best food is in a Hospital... We have one that I just love their food,,,so much for hating Hospital food,,,hehe have a great week.


unknown specimen said...

the place looks really lovely...

it's my first time joining the Blue Monday meme, i have no idea where to put my link, sorry :(

Leovi said...

Beautiful framing, great. These are lovely with a beautiful light.

Sarah said...

Sally, sorry I'm late arriving. Pretty blue sky and building. ~ Sarah

betty-NZ said...

What a wonderful post. Thanks for sharing all that info with us!