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Undiscovered Adams Avenue

The Farmhouse Cafe' across from the Trolley Barn Park at the Park end of Adams has changed hands and is now Circa, still promising rustic food but without the French flavoring.

With one of the strangest names ever for a restaurant, Sodas and Swine specializes in meatballs and meatball-like objects such as Scotch eggs - a hard-boiled egg wrapped in meat. The busy communal-feeling seating and line out the door is establishing this spot as one of the must-visits along the Avenue. It's kitty-corner from the Antique Row Cafe, which regrettably does not serve dinner on weekends. It's a great value on American-style home cooking and a popular breakfast spot.

On Tuesday nights, the place to be is Smitty's Garage - no, that's not just a unique restaurant name. Food trucks invade the parking areas around the garage itself, and a live band adds to the atmosphere and occasionally inspires a couple to dance. The selection of trucks rotates, so if you don't like what you find, come back next week.

Established favorite Country Kabob in its Greek blue-and-white glory continues to offer great Mediterranean-style cuisine under the watchful gaze of a large statue of Aphrodite. Their lamb is always good, and their feast-like Symposium can be had in either vegetarian or omnivorous versions.

Tam's Thai Food at 3456 Adams Ave is also a gallery and live-music venue, a treasure of a place just waiting to be discovered.

In the Kensington area of Adams Avenue, the new occupant of the Kensington Grill location, Fish Public, has been gathering good reviews despite being a fish place far from the water - usually a danger sign. Across the street, Ponce's Mexican Restaurant seems to get busier and busier with its unique flavors, great guacamole, and vast selection of tequilas.

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