Scampi in Rainsboro?

On a recent Friday my wife and I ate at the Three Spoons Diner at the corner of US 50 and SR 753 (next to the Rocky Fork Truck Stop). They have been advertising seafood specials for Friday evenings and we were attracted to the shrimp scampi. It was served on a bed of pasta and smothered with a rich clear sauce of butter and garlic. The flavor was very good and the price well within reason. My only complaint, a minor one, is that the shrimp were just a little tough. I’ve learned that when cooking shrimp they are the last thing into the pot and you remove the dish from heat just as they begin to turn pink. Otherwise, they can get tough. This may have been the reason or possibly it comes from using frozen shrimp. I doubt the latter since almost all restaurants that don’t have a shrimp boat parked out back serve the frozen product.

We’ve since eaten at the Three Spoons on several occasions, mainly Saturday evenings, and the results have been consistently good. Italian seems to be the focus of Saturday evenings and probably the best Italian we’ve had there was the spaghetti and meatballs. The pasta and meat were very good with the only complaint being with the garlic bread. Way too salty for my taste.

It nice living around this area at the moment. A few new restaurants have popped up and The Three Spoons, which has been open for a couple of years now, is hard at improving their menu. Check out their advertised daily specials on Facebook and give them a try. It’s worth the drive.




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