Drew's Bayshore Bistro..............Keyport, NJ

Yeah, I’m not sure if there were any ghost peppers in there, but they were very spicy. I had to remove the seeds, and they were still pretty hot.

I would not recommend trying a ghost pepper. A real one will literally put you in a world of pain and panic. A drop of sauce in a bowl of chili will light you up!

Yes, I’ve had Born To Hula’s Ghost of Ancho hot sauce, which contains smoked Bhut Jolokia (ghost) peppers (as well as Habanero ancho sauce) at one of Drew’s Hot sauce tasting dinners. 1 drop is lethal :hot_face: We also got a bottle of each hot sauce to take home as part of the tasting dinner.

Wow, I never knew drew had hot sauce tasting events! How do you get on the mailing list (if there even is one.) I’m not on any social media. That sounds like a fun time.

Whoa following on that hot sauce dinner. My husband would love that.

The last one was a couple of years ago. They happened to call me and asked me if I was interested, and of course I was :grin: He also usually posts them on his Facebook page. Below is the menu from the one I went to on June 9, 2016. It was $70.00 and included a bottle of each of the hot sauces served during each course (5 bottles total). It was a real bargain.
1st:
‘Tortilla Soup’
Smokehaus Salsa, Pork Shoulder
Fire Roasted Corn & Poblanos, Tortilla Crisps
Pickled Red Onion, Cilantro, Avocado, Cotija, Lime
*Medium Heat with Fire Roasted Tomato, Vidalia Onion, Chipotle & Spices

2nd:
Navajo Smokehaus Taco
Smokehaus Blues Marinated Beef Shortrib
Navajo Frybread, Refried Beans
Imperial Apple BBQ Sauce, Traditional Garnishes
*Medium Heat with Tomatoes, Chipotle Chiles, Garlic & Spices

3rd:
‘Reaper Of Crawfish’
Reaper Of Sorrow, Crawfish Tails, Garlic, Butter
White Wine, Pimiento Cheese Grits Cake

  • Hot - Made with the Carolina Reaper Chile - The Hottest in the World

4th:
‘Ghost Of Nashville’
Ghost Of Ancho Infused Nashville Hot Chicken
Jalapeño Cornbread Waffle, Ancho Honey
*Hot - Made With Habanero, Ancho & Bhut Jolokia, or ‘Ghost Chiles’

Dessert:
‘Smokin’ Pineapple’
Smokin’ Pineapple Sauce, Poblano Gelato
Chipotle-Pineapple Blondie

  • Mild Made With Fresh Pineapple

Wowzers! If you hear anything about any new events, please keep us posted. That menu looked intense! Have you been to clementines? I know you’re up north, but I hear good things and I know you eat well. It is definitely a long hike for you.

One of these decades I may have to sign up for facebook, or whatever the kids are using these days lol

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Will do.

No, I haven’t been to Clementine’s, but it looks awesome. It’s a shame it’s so far away from us. The Cajun menu is right up our alley, especially with Mrs. P being from New Orleans.

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It is one of those places that has been on my radar for a while. I think @bgut1 is a fan iirc. He likes a lot of the same style food I like, so I’m anxious to try it one of these “years” lol

I had no idea Mrs p was a Cajun! Good stuff

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It’s that time of year where the days are shorter, there’s a crispness in the air, I need to switch to my insulated toupee’, all of which means it’s Drews weather!!

Made reservations last week and all they had available was 5pm or 9 so we opted for the later. Arrived just before 9pm and were seated. Place was packed, glad to see business is holding up well for him.

I’ve been openly critical of the service and lack of what I feel is FOH supervision but I’m happy to report there were no service issues or delays the night went very smoothly. Honestly I don’t know if there was a turnover in staff but a few of the faces I had grown accustom to over the years I didn’t see, could just be scheduling I don’t know.

Apps: Fried chicken skin, voodoo shrimp, Cesar salad. Everything was excellent, the chicken skin was ridiculously good, the salad though was an unusually small portion, especially for Drew’s.

Entrees: 2 seared scallops with corn risotto, shrimp and grits and fried chicken with biscuits and county gravy (mine). The scallops were HUGE and the corn risotto was delicious, no complaints were heard on the shrimp and grits. My chicken was excellent, the biscuits were a bit heavy vs flakey but I was surprised by the lack of country gravy. I expected the dish to be heavily covered with country gravy instead it was lightly drizzled. (see below) No matter it was delicious and I could only finish half.

All in all an excellent night at Drew’s, well worth the inconvenience of pulling out the heavy toupee for the trip, I look forward to my next visit.

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Damn it Jr, you and Eli now have me going to Drews to try these chicken skins and you know I’m on a diet lol.

Those scallops do look big! Nice looking dish.

Those huge crispy chicken skins with that mustard sauce are worth the trip alone :slightly_smiling_face:

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Now I muuuuust go’

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We had our first Saturday night dinner at Drew’s, since he closed on Sundays. It was well worth the drive through the nasty rain. The place was full by 6PM.
We started off with a great special appetizer of roast local beet bruschetta with herb goat cheese on grilled country bread. It came with a salad of baby spinach, frisee, pickled red onion, toasted hazelnuts, with a cane syrup vinaigrette.


We also had the always amazing New Orleans style broiled oysters with garlic parmesan, and parsley butter.
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Chef Mark also very generously comped us with an order of sautéed PEI mussels with garlic, shallots, parsley, white wine, butter, and some grilled focaccia to soak up that awesome sauce.

Mrs. P had the Nashville hot chicken with jalapeño cole slaw, jalapeño corn bread, hot sauce and cool ranch dressing. This was an appetizer special that they were kind enough to turn into an entree. It contained the crispy and juicy dark meat thighs, which were much more flavorful than the white breast meat that it used to be served with.
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I had a great special of braised Colorado lamb ragu with fresh cavatelli, black pepper parmesan, and herb oil. It was loaded with tender pulled lamb.
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Drew had some excellent specials tonight.
Jamaican Jerk marinated pork tenderloin, roast Autumn squash salad, and chocolate bread pudding among other things. Everything went well with an outstanding 2012 Chateau Montelena cabernet.


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Nice! Looking good Eli. Does Mrs p have any preferred jerk rub? This season I picked up a variety package of Seasonest soul seasoning on amazon prime and it had one of their jerk bottles. I thought it was solid and the variety package on prime was well worth the price.

I have a reservation for the 11th so I’m lookin forward to it. I need to try those chicken skins if they are on the menu.

Here is a quick question. I have asked here several times on various threads and I haven’t gotten a solid answer. Maybe no one knows. What is an organic Scottish salmon? It should say wild or leave off the “wild” and people can gather it is farm raised. If a fish is farm raised and fed organic pellets, does that mean you can classify it organic? I’m not trying to bust balls here but it is a serious question.

Maybe one day drew will chime in and say hello to some of his biggest fans, including me. Lol

It’s funny…my company pays out the nose for these consulting firms and advertising all day long. I wish I had a place to get free exposure and free advice from some repeat customers and potential new clientele.

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Thanks cj. We used to get Grandpa Eddie’s Jamaican jerk sauce which we found at some food festivals. It was extremely spicy and contained scotch bonnet peppers. I don’t know if it’s around any more.
I talked to Drew today and told him you had an upcoming reservation and were looking forward to it.

Below is a link to some FAQs on organic salmon.

http://marineharvestireland.com/product/about-marine-harvest-ireland-organic-salmon/

Thanks for the link. Yeah I am excited to get back…can’t wait.