Dusal’s is always one of our neighborhood favorite restaurants. Located in Kendall Park, it is right down the street from home. This is great, because we believe in supporting our local businesses as well as those around the world. Plus, it’s a BYOB so we can bring whatever fine wine we desire. The food has always been excellent and, especially important in these economic times, is offered at a good price. Life is short, so we always aim for an “experience” in whatever we do. At Dusal’s, it is easy to have that. We are always greeted with a warm hello and a smile and have had many great conversations with our regular servers and that makes the experiences memorable.
Today was a special event, celebrating Mom’s birthday. We made sure we had our long time regular server, Gail. We go back years. She is warm, friendly and professional. She makes us feel like family. However, we can’t forget our other regular servers, Barbara and Felicia. Barbara came over as well to see how our trip to Portugal was and chatted with us along with Gail. Each one of our regulars is great and has her own individual style. All of our regulars make our experiences at Dusal’s special and make us feel at home.
Now for the good part – THE FOOD! We started with our latest favorite appetizer. It is a nice assemblage of great tastes. Gail would know the name, but all we say to her is, “you know, our favorite appetizer” and she works her magic. Basically, it is fried shrimp, topped with smoked mozzarella, and a zesty tomato sauce. The smoked mozzarella adds a real awesome taste to the dish and to your tongue.
Our next course was the side salad, which is always fresh with lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes and an olive. Feel free to ask for extra olives. They are always happy to oblige. You can top your salad with the house vinaigrette or a serving or two of Ken’s salad dressing.
Our dinner entree was chicken parmigiana. Dusal’s chicken parmigiana has a generous portion of chicken, lightly breaded and topped with a smooth red sauce and mozzarella cheese. We do typically have it topped with a heaping portion of meat sauce instead, but we were balancing out today, in anticipation of a Mom’s birthday weekend full of eating. We do always request to have our cheese made “toasty” to add an additional element of taste. Something to note, if you do order the meat sauce, be sure to know that you may need a doggy bag. We have huge appetites so, we rarely walk out with left overs. LOL.
Because we practice a lower carb lifestyle, we substitute the usual side of pasta that comes with many of Dusal’s entrees with sauteed spinach with extra amounts of garlic and extra crispy too. YUM! The taste of the crispy garlic is phenomenal.
Without even being asked, our friendly staff came out with a huge shareable italian ice cream dessert, for Mom, that had vanilla and chocolate ice cream encased in a hard chocolate shell. Everyone sang Happy Birthday to Mom which brought an even larger smile to Mom’s birthday girl face. Even the fellow diners sang along and chit chatted with us.
Experiences are what we remember in life. You carry them with you always. As always, Dusal’s gave us that experience. Gail and Barbara, along with the other singing staff made us have an awesome night. To top it off, it was a huge hug-fest with all of the staff as we walked out. Talk about “warmth”. We felt like we were with our family.
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Be sure when you visit Dusal’s that you say that you were referred to them by Roy and Ren from twosquirts.com.