Being an urban pioneer in Dayton, Centerville is a wild and far off place. Therefore, when I was supposed to have a lunch at Meadowlark on Monday, I was surprised to find out that Meadowlark is not open on Mondays and that I did not have a good backup spot ready to go. My lunch companions came up with a restaurant that I had never heard of before, Flavor's Eatery, http://www.flavorseatery.com/.
My lunch companions told me that it’s Dayton's only California style restaurant. I guess that is why it opened up late that morning (rim shot!).
The other annoying thing was that they charge extra for people purchasing with credit cards. I understand a minimum purchase for credit card transactions and I have a self-imposed minimum purchase limit but I do not understand charging extra. Don't people spend less when they hand over cash? To see how strongly they believed in their policy, I asked them to waive the fee since my purchase was over $40 (it was for four people). They were shocked at my request and replied that they get charged by the credit card company $1.19 so they have to pass along the cost. Refrain: "Maybe that's a California thing".
The menu is online http://www.flavorseatery.com/menu.htm and is long. My favorite thing that I had is not on that menu. The vanilla chai latte was giddy-up good. It was big and had freshly made whip cream. I would go out there again just to get a chai there. My Indian-Food Buffet Partner is a huge fan of chai with a shot of chocolate and I really want to try that there.
Did you notice that the online menu does not have prices? Neither does the prices on the menu in the restaurant. I spent $47 on a lunch for four and I have no idea how much anything cost. That's shady. [Refrain]
My order was a turkey hummus wrap. There was a mix-up with one of my companion's orders and I kind of thought that they screwed up mine too. My wrap was filled with veggies and I could not find initially find the hummus and the turkey. I eventually found the turkey but the hummus was not inside. I was looking forward to the hummus but only found my daily allotment of vegetables. [Refrain]
I have done nothing but complain so far so I do not know why I enjoyed myself and would go back.
1. The portions were huge; but, as you can see from my bio, they were not anything that I could not handle.
2. The food was good. My entire table was happy with their lunch orders. I even liked the veggie filled wrap that was not a turkey-hummus wrap.
3. I appreciated the uniqueness of the menu (and I am not talking about the lack of prices). The pizza options are especially different and tempting to try. They have a lot of very healthy options and those are handy to have if you have a vitamin deficiency.
I will give the food 3 lunch hours out of 5 but that is a very tenuous grade that will almost certainly be changed up or down upon a later visit that involves me having a pizza. I will give the atmosphere 2 lunch hours out of 5. I like quirky but they just had some things that were annoying. [Refrain]