The Fenton House by Tonya Lasagna
Part 1 of a 3 part mini-series. Well, not a mini-series, let’s call it a night out in Fenton. Dinner, Play, Wine and entertainment right here in Fenton!
Here is Part 1
Today we visit Fenton House on S. Leroy along with my Mom and Dad, Crony and Tony Rigatoni. It’s a good thing Crony and Tony like to eat early because we arrived at Fenton House before the big rush on a Saturday night.
Matt greeted us and took our drink order AND he asked us if we wanted to start off with some bread sticks. Are you kidding?! Who wouldn’t? Those fresh out of the oven, sticks of mouthwatering starchy goodness are to die for! Ok, so I like them. So shoot me for over acting.
“Well we are going to see Escanaba in Love at the Fenton Village Playhouse after we eat Freddy,” Freddy exclaims. “Oh yeah…you’re right Freddy. So we better get to ordering”.
Everything is so good at the Fenton House, from the salads, to the pasta to the pizza. You can’t go wrong. Crony and Tony split a bowl of spaghetti, Freddy had pesto chicken and I had the baked chicken. Freddy and I ordered the “value” portion and it was plenty to eat along with the salads and breadsticks. Oh…have I ever told you that the breadsticks are to die for?!
The Fenton House has been a long standing establishment in our fine town. It is housed in the old bowling alley and the arcade games are still in the back room for the kiddies to play and spend your quarters. Actually they go there to give you and the Mrs. time to chat a bit before the food comes. Note to self – if you want to dine in quiet, sit up front. There is a small banquet room off to the side and a recently added patio area out back.
So all in all the Fenton House is a great place for family fun and good food. No…great food.
“Hey Freddy, we have to get to the play”, I said. So we head over to see the Fenton Village Players in the last major production of the season, Escanaba in Love, a play written by Jeff Daniels. We will write about this in our next article.
Stay tuned for part two of our "Night Out in Fenton!"
Look to the Fenton Patch for all of our dining adventures. We could be visiting a restaurant, bar, or dive in your neck of the woods next.