The Big Chicken is often thought of as the milepost of Marietta. It’s how you give directions. Like, “go to the Big Chicken and turn left.”
In fact, the new Date Night Headquarters is about two miles west of the Big Chicken. They built it in the early 1960’s. It has been restored twice since then and should be clucking for a long time. Just across the street sits another Marietta institution, La Suprema Bakery.
Like the Big Chicken, it has undergone an extensive remodeling in the last few years.
On one side is the restaurant, and the other side features the baked wonders.
The menu is Willy’s/Moes on steroids. You pick your ingredients and they stuff them into the delivery system of your choice.
You can get rice bowls, quesadillas, or burritos. Breakfast is available. There is even a wood-fired oven where you can get pizza.
Because of our location, we order the (big) chicken quesadilla.
It comes out a hot, sloppy mess. Think of a flat burrito that they grill. It’s tasty, but very messy. The steak burrito is a bit tidier.
The meat just came off the grill in both dishes and is very moist, tender, and tasty.
Before we have dessert, stay tuned for a new feature at the bottom of this entry. We call that a “tease” in the entertainment industry. Now, back to the blog…
After stuffing yourself with fresh food, grab a tray and head for the bakery.
You fill your tray up and they charge you for what you picked.
We brought home some rolls for later, but did not bring home a cake.
We did split one of these wonderful cookies.
We walk out of La Suprema with our waistlines intact and proud of ourselves for showing such restraint. Now if we can come up with an occasion to buy one of those cakes…
New Feature: Rom-Com of the Week
A little-known fact about your humble correspondents is that every Friday night, we watch a romantic comedy. A couple of people have recently mentioned that it would be fun for us to start a rom-com blog. We don’t want to make that kind of commitment, but why not have a little fun with it.
In honor of Elvis’ birthday (January 8th) this week’s rom-com is Viva Las Vegas.
There’s a lot to like here. You get Elvis at his best and a very agile, hair-shaking Ann-Margret. Plus you get William Demarest (Uncle Charlie on “My Three Sons”!) and an always-smoking, suave, and debonair Cesare Danova. If that guy didn’t die of cancer, I would be surprised. This just in, Danova died of a heart attack in 1992 at the age of 62.
Boy gets girl, boy loses girl, and boy gets girl back. All of that happens with a rocking soundtrack. If you aren’t dancing in your seat during “C’mon Everybody”, you may be dead. This is a 60’s rom-com before there was such a thing as rom-coms. Great fun.