When my husband saw meatloaf and mashed potatoes on the menu, he couldn't resist. His dinner was every bit as down-home delectable as it sounded, with the bonus of delicately battered but spicy onion rings. My tequila-lime chicken breast wasn't one of those dried-out breasts you're sorry you ordered, and while not in quite the same league as the meatloaf it was still good for the soul after a day on the road. Mom wanted you to eat your veg and so does mocha cucina: both entrees came with generous sides of asparagus.
Housed in a former blacksmith's shop, this restaurant is one of those local home-away-from-homes that you don't find in big cities--they do brunch, coffee and pastry, even weekend dinners with live entertainment. They offer books for solo coffee drinkers and toys for kids. I doubt we'll be back this way, but this place is well worth a return visit.