|Damfino's across from the Court House in Quincy|
Thursday night gave us an opportunity to head over on route 90 to Quincy for two important events - the downtown Christmas parade and the soft opening of Damfino's restaurant. Damfino's is the new enterprise of Max and Cassie Gross and their partners. Max is the son of best friends Josh and Melissa Gross and we love spending time with their family. If you have been reading my web page you know them as the Thanksgiving Pie People. Max and Cassie met when they were students at the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park - where they train world class chefs. They have been putting their other talents to work in Tallahassee and FSU but now is the time for Max to put his training to work in the restaurant business.
Damfino's got its name when they were readying the space. When they exposed the brick, a large painted sign with Damfino's appeared on the wall. Home of a former dry goods and grocery store they decided to incorporate the sign and use the name. The exposed brick, modern lighting, and handmade wood tables give the place a nice vibe. For the soft opening black bean chili and a soup made with pork was available which Lulu and I sampled. I had a bowl (which is quite large) and Lulu could only eat a cup - which is also large for a cup. Each was accompanied by a slice of Max's homemade bread (that was his "major" at the Institute) and there were sticks of real butter at the tables. Lulu snatched up the last loaf of bread to take home to freeze and serve at Christmas when the family is here. I also had a terrific hot chocolate.
Damfino's is a place where you can have a meal but also purchase local sourced products like the bread. There was also a load of fresh vegetables, local ice cream and yogurt, honey, and Bradley's sausage. They are open for breakfast, which judging by the reviews on Facebook, was phenomenal.
After we ate we took our camp chairs and set up to watch the hour and a half parade. The floats and marchers were impressive and since it was chilly, I went back for two more hot chocolates.
We wish Max and Cassandra great luck with Damfino's and highly recommend it to our friends.
|Watching the Court House while|
eating at Damfino's
|Quincy is sure proud of their Talquin electric trucks|
|Court House form the judge's stand|
|I forgot to post a picture of the Bookmobile - this is not it.|