One occasion that I always got to choose the restaurant for was my birthday. From the time I was about 5 years old, I always chose Shoney's Big Boy restaurant. I loved the food. But it was really the dessert I was after!
Mama always either made me a special cake, or bought me a bakery cake. But when we went to Shoney's Big Boy, I also got to bring home my favorite dessert!
Mama and Daddy would let me get a whole pie, and we'd bring it home to have it there for dessert. It was the yummiest part of my birthday celebration!
It's still one of my favorite desserts, although today the strawberries just don't seem as sweet as they used to way back when. But then nothing does.