Occasionally you stumble on an unexpected treat when all you were looking for was a decent place to eat. This happened to us on a recent antiquing trip to Fayetteville, Tennessee. We finished our antiquing just at the noon hour and asked the owner of the antique mall to recommend a good place to eat lunch. He suggested a small sandwich shop just across the square. He said we would not be disappointed and we decided to give it a try.
We walked across the square to O’Houlihan’s and found a menu of sandwiches, soups and salads. Now I’m a soup freak, but generally speaking, soups in small cafes tend to be of the Sysco Foods variety and are at best ho-hum. O’houlihan’s served up one of the best white bean and ham soups I have ever tasted. It was homemade and near perfection.
We accompanied our soup with a half Ruben sandwich and again, I did this with very low expectations. I was pleasantly surprised. The corned beef was done in-house and even the sauerkraut was very good. We were very surprised and pleased with O’houlihan’s It just goes to show you that good, well prepared food can be served in many surprising places. If ever you find yourself in Fayetteville at lunch give O’houlihan’s a try. You won’t be disappointed.