|A relish tray to relish|
Hollyhock Hill starts each meal with a relish tray: a glass boat
heaped with carrot sticks, celery and radishes. When I was a kid, it was
one sure way to get vegetable-hating little me to eat something
Once a featured starter at "home cooking" restaurants, relish trays -- which I've seen in a number of incarnations over the years, usually featuring gherkins, watermelon pickles and even sliced cucumbers -- have fallen out of style.
I remember that the beloved Mrs. Peters Fried Chicken Restaurant in Kansas City, Kansas -- may it rest in peace -- used to offer one. I'm trying to think of any other restaurant in the metro that still brings out a collection of fresh and pickled vegetables. So, hey, Fat City readers -- any suggestions?