I had some well spent time with Ray today…talked some sense into him. Ray has NE Sports Fan Syndrome. No matter how well a NE team is doing the local fan affected by this disease feels extremely pessimistic about that team’s chances of winning. You’re welcome, Ray now thinks the Pats will win. It was a long ride…to Gina’s 950 Wilson Rd in, where else, Fall River! Wierd place for a restaurant. It was right in the middle of a residential neighborhood. Nice find, though, and worth it if just for the homefries. Let’s begin there! The homefries were amazing! Nice flavor (obviously cooked in some chourico juices) and cooked very well. Large chunks, too, which are usually not cooked through…these were. I would have liked them with some crisp on them. If they had it would have made these homefries top three all time. As it is they are way up there. The coffee was pretty good, too. Smooth, not strong tasting and no acidic after taste. Nice and hot, too, with refills for the asking. The omelette I chose, chourico hash with provolone, sounded better than it was. I was thinking spicy and got mild. The chourico was ground but I wouldn’t call it hash…it was just in small, uniform pieces with nothing else to complement it but the eggs and cheese. Not hash. Overall it was ok but I guess I was expecting more. I will give the homefries an 8.5 and the coffee a 7.5 and the omelette a 6 for a score of 7.4
Back to one of our most favorite cities, Fall River, and Mike chose Gina’s Family Restaurant. This is one of those places you really have to want to go to. Not on the main roads to anywhere, and really set in a neighborhood. We wondered if the place came first and neighborhood grew up around it. Pleasant waitress got us our coffee quickly. Mike checked out any Specials, but apparently they were all lunch specials. I went with my most familiar omelet, the Western with home fries. Coffee was really hot, but it was good. I’d say above average, and the refills were plentiful. The breakfasts arrived and both of our omelets were over the edge of the plate, really large. Let’s start with the amazing home fries. Right up there with the best I have had. Both of us could tell that they used chourico grease and some butter to cook them on the flattop which made their flavor fantastic. Although my Western was oversized it was underwhelming. The omelet itself was very thin, and all of the contents were over cooked. The ham was deli type, sliced ham chopped in pieces, onions and green peppers were chopped and mushy. There were slices of tomatoes in there also, and that is not one of the ingredients of a Western omelet. Coffee, 7; home fries, 9; meal, 5; Overall, 7.