As Steven’s birthday weekend continues, I am no more inclined to cook or wash dishes than I have been during the week. Luckily Steven was pleased to have dinner out again. He wanted fish fry. I remembered that Salvatore’s in Herkimer usually offers a fish fry special on Fridays. We often call Salvatore’s for delivery, but it is also a good place to eat in.
The parking lot seemed full when we got there, but we easily got a table and were soon perusing menus. Steven got the fish sandwich, which came with fries. He said yes to tomato, lettuce, mayonnaise and tartar sauce. I chose the baked haddock with ranch dressing on the salad. It came with pasta. I asked for butter and garlic instead of tomato sauce. We each got glass of Pinot Grigio as well as water with lemon.
The chef put a little parsley on my spaghetti along with the butter and garlic. I asked for grated cheese, and a spoon. I am quite adept at twirling my spaghetti, as a result of growing up in an Italian family. Spaghetti and meatballs was a high treat for Sunday dinner. I have since read that it is most proper to twirl your spaghetti on the plate; using a spoon is second best, and cutting the noodles up is downright vulgar. Of course I’m going to eat my pasta the way I like to and not worry about somebody else’s arbitrary rules, but I can’t help making note of these things.
Speaking of downright vulgar, I know one is supposed to cut the lettuce in the salad. I’ve seen people do it quite classily; it spreads the dressing around nicely. I got lettuce on the table. You can neither dress me up nor take me out, it seems.
The people at Salvatore’s wished Steven a happy birthday a day late. Their Facebook page had wished him well on the day. We like Salvatore’s.
Salvatore’s is located at 650 1/2 German St., Herkimer, NY, phone number (315) 866-2600. You can also find them on Facebook.