Traveling through the San Joaquin Valley on the 99? Looking for something to eat? Why not try Apple Annie’s in Tulare?
We were driving south from one family gathering to another, and a late breakfast was wearing off. As it turns out, Apple Annie’s was a good choice.
Mr. Sandwich had a French dip sandwich, which he liked, and I had chicken-fried chicken. I’ve never been a huge fan of chicken-fried steak, but I cannot resist the siren call of chicken-fried chicken.
The success of this dish relies heavily on the quality of the gravy, and Apple Annie’s delivered. Thick, creamy, and flavorful, with just the right amount of spice. It was delicious, and totally made up for the canned green beans on the side.
Although I’m not normally a mid-day dessert person, Apple Annie’s has a collection of–you guessed it–apple dishes. After a little internal debate (the apple burrito sounded like it had potential), I ordered an apple dumpling.
It was more of an apple turnover, really, because it was encased in folded pie crust. But it was delicious, and came with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
So Apple Annie’s was a winner. Although there are some other diners/coffee shops/etc. that we want to try, we’d be happy to stop there again.