Thursday Doors: Win And Lose

#ThursdayDoors #writingprompt

So I went out to lunch in Jeffersonville because I needed some doors and you know MomGoth will make any sacrifice for her Sweet Little Baby Angels, even eat at a highly recommended restaurant.

Be patient: There will be doors.

I had never seen a menu that included a flight of soups, but this restaurant had one.

Also: a painting of a bee.

Now, you may not know this about me, and I’m damned sure you don’t care, but I’m a grits fiend. I got introduced to grits at the lodge where Charlie and I honeymooned, and I’ve never looked back.

So I got a flight of soups and an order of peach and bacon grits.

Chicken enchilada, vegan vegetable, loaded potato, pretzel bun, and peach and bacon grits

I had to take a picture of these brutal industrial lights.

And now, the doors:

Worth waiting for, eh?

Restaurant review of Orange Clover Kitchen: Five stars for taste, zero stars for the food being lukewarm to barely above cool. But I took the grits to go (SO GOOD!!!!!), and they gave me my portion, plus the half-portion left in the pot, so ten stars for free food.

Thursday doors is under the direction of Dan Antion, photographer extraordinaire and critter daddy. Visit his site, enjoy his wonderful photographs, follow his directions, and enter a world of doors.




I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Thursday Doors: Win And Lose

  1. acflory

    June 21, 2024 at 7:33pm

    I know I’m being lazy and should look them up but…what on earth are grits???

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      Marian Allen

      June 22, 2024 at 1:58pm

      Grits are coarsely ground corn — bigger grains than cornmeal. You boil them until they soak up most or all the liquid, then, depending on how much liquid you’ve left, they’re like porridge or like polenta. I like them on the polenta side, with garlic and cheese. They’re also good with sugar instead of the savory flavors.

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  2. Dan Antion

    June 23, 2024 at 8:19am

    A flight of soups is a terrific idea! I love that. I often labor of choosing what soup to order, even when there are only two on the menu. As for grits, because you’ve always been kind to me, you may have mine. I do like that door!

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          Marian Allen

          June 24, 2024 at 9:38am

          I actually just watched My Cousin Vinny for the first time. I loved it so much! I like my grits with garlic and cheese, or with butter and salt and pepper. I’ll eat them sweet, and now I’ll eat them with peaches and bacon.

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          • Dan Antion

            June 24, 2024 at 11:57am

            I could watch that movie every day. I’m visiting my brother, and Vudu/Fandango put it on sale on Saturday, so we bought it and watched.

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              • Dan Antion

                June 24, 2024 at 1:42pm

                My wife has seen bits and peices, but I made her watch the “What should I wear” scene.

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