Aberdeen Mall shoppers have more options when grabbing a bite to eat thanks to Blaine and Jennifer Larson. The couple recently opened two new eateries in the mall’s food court. Wishbone’s Smokehouse, previously located on 6th Avenue and before that in the New Orleans area, serves up meals like authentic gumbo, soups, fabulous briskets, smoked baked potatoes, buffalo, goose, and chili. “We just do real, good tasting comfort food. Everything is fresh, never frozen. We try to make it five-star quality for everyone,” Blaine says. One local favorite is a sandwich called “The Sleeper,” which includes everything from brisket, pulled pork, coleslaw, and jalapeños on a hoagie bun.
Their second restaurant front, FarmBoys, is like an extension of Wishbone’s, but with lighter salads, soups, and sandwiches on the menu. Before coming to the mall, the Larsons were serving their food through their home catering business near Summit. In addition to their new brick and mortar locations, they say they will also continue to operate the catering services for customers wanting food delivered for special events. // — Jenny Roth