I attended a university alumni occasion in Savannah a number of years in the past. I knew a Ringgold scholar. We have been speaking, and I instructed her that she was from Dalton, and she or he stated that she usually frequented a restaurant off the Rocky Face exit of I-75 that had great meals. I instantly came upon in regards to the restaurant: Flako’s Mexican Restaurant.
Every part I’ve had on the restaurant has been great (and the fries served with the salsa are sizzling, oh yeah), however one in every of my favorites is the shredded rooster tacos. The rooster is so tender with simply the correct amount of spiciness. While you take that first chew, the tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, and taco shell aren’t overwhelmed by extra warmth. All of the flavors are blended to acquire essentially the most scrumptious taste of the meals. Since I’m a bitter cream lover, I at all times need to ask for it, however it’s not vital for the tacos to be scrumptious.
The opposite favourite of mine at Flako’s is the rice and beans. I do know it is really two meals, however they’re so scrumptious collectively that I solely depend them as one. When my mother cooked rice, she added butter and sugar, which she by no means preferred to organize that method. Once I went to varsity, I discovered that rice generally is a savory dish, not a candy dish (who would say?). Now I’m a rice lover, however a demanding lover. It needs to be ready appropriately, and never overcooked or undercooked. It needs to be excellent, which is what I get at Flako’s. The beans are easy and creamy, and I take advantage of them as a dip with sizzling fries. It permits me to get that final scrumptious quantity off my plate. It’s a excellent companion for rice. They go so properly collectively.
I hope you’ll attempt my favorites and discover different meals within the restaurant to search out your favorites. The choices are quite a few. And you do not have to stay in Ringgold to pay a go to to Flako’s for scrumptious meals.
Sandra Derrick, a lifelong colorblind, is a retired educator who taught dwelling economics for 30 years in Whitfield County colleges.