We needed nourishment and relaxation, so dad's big heavy car crunched over many inches of snow to the Quarter Bistro www.thequarterbistro.com. It was great. Food was tasty and the place was empty (2:30pm lunch two days before Christmas-brilliant time to go out to eat).
Above is my soup: vegan Mediterranean chickpea. Super tasty. Had a Middle Eastern/Indian vibe with lots of capers.
Little sister's salad: greens, blue cheese, walnuts, grapes and cranberries. The flavors didn't quite work. I think the greens were too bitter and made the grapes taste too sweet. Husband ate most of it. Sister was not a fan.
Husband and I got our fry on with some calamari. Hot. Fresh. The breading had a kick. I would say this ranks pretty high up on our fried calamari list. Still can't beat Bodee's in Ojai.
The bread kicked ass. Would make an amazing pizza crust: chewy, soft in the center but with a substantial crust. Oily and seasoned well. I only had one by some miracle of God.
We had much more to eat that I neglected to photograph-lamb pita (mom and me), jambalaya (husband-he doesn't like rice but he liked the flavors), grilled turkey sandwich (sister, didn't like it, thought the turkey would be fresh, not deli, but she did like her fries).
Overall...we'll be back.