Almost-in-the-street eats

Posted: June 26, 2017 in Food, Travel
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Last year, my s-i-l and I discovered the enchanting town of Plombières-les-Bains (Plombières of the baths, referring to the thermal baths that have been there since Roman times.)  We’ve been there a number of times, generally just in time for lunch by some strange coincidence, usually at the same restaurant, Brasserie Montaigne.  On this day, however, it was closed, as were a number of shops.  There seems to be no set day that restaurants and stores are closed, although many are on Wednesday.  So we were on the hunt for another place to eat.

Just off of the main square, we found the Hotel du Commerce and although it seemed deserted, we inquired inside and found that the restaurant was open.  The owner, a droll man who enjoyed talking to us in French, English, and German (although not at one time), also served us. We sheltered under the umbrella to escape the heat and enjoyed our meal (food, so to speak, for another post) outside, just off the narrow street, the perfect place to get a shot for Challenger’s Choice on Sally’s blog today.

I’m sorry to report that this will be the last time Sally hosts the Mobile Photography Challenge. It’s been a wonderful time and I’ll miss it greatly!  Thanks, Sally for the many wonderful months and years!!

Just so you don’t think you’re being neglected, I’ll be busy and out of fast internet range for the next few days. Hope your week gets off to a great start.

© janet m. webb


  1. our “rather-stay-at-home-day” is monday… and I wish I could keep that in my mind before I drive to town in vain LOL

  2. When you read the words, “… food, so to speak” you just KNOW that there’s an interesting blog post in the works!

  3. Lignum Draco says:

    The small unexpected finds like this often offer good food and experiences. Bon appetit. 🙂

  4. Enjoy your cyber-less days and be rejuvenated.

  5. Janet, it is with a heavy heart and scores of excitement that I continue my journey. You know that I will be visiting and watching your own adventures. Happy (Last) Photo Challenge.

  6. Allan G. Smorra says:

    I love the colors and textures in this photo, Janet. Sally’s challenges will be missed, but I know that she is out there working to inspire us with her next phase of Mobile Art.

  7. Dan Antion says:

    That’s an interesting photo, Janet. If it weren’t for the lack of people, I would say that it looks like a busy place. It has a busy feel to it.