Well I went today and had a nice time. The weather was gorgeous and they now have a football menu. It appeared to be all day and yes, college ball apparently qualifies. So I decided to make it a cheap afternoon and order all stuff on the special menu.
I had 3 bud lights at 2.00 a pop. Yes it’s crap beer but I was being cheap today. I got the pretzel “logs” and 3 came on the dish for 6.00 They came with beer cheese and mustard. I wasn’t getting much beer flavor in the cheese but it was tasty. This was a decent app. I love warm soft pretzels.
I also got the fried shrimp for 6.00
They weren’t stellar but at 6 bucks I really cant complain. The sauce was kind of a terryaki blend and really thin. The flavor was mild and it could have been a little thicker. I juiced them up with some lemon.
My final dish was the “peel and eat” shrimp. I think I literally got 14 shrimp. I forgot to count but I took a single pic. Note pic was taken after sampling some. These were served in a rather unusual style. They were freshly cooked and seasoned. They came out hot but served on crushed ice like regular shrimp cocktail. So I had maybe 2 hot then let them cool off which took like 3 mintues. The seasoning was rather bland since it mainly gets on the shell and the cocktail sauce was very mild.
For another 6 dollar dish, this was the winner of the day. No they won’t blow your mind, but for a 6 dollar shrimp dish sitting on the water, this was a really fair deal. Next time I may do three things…
A) ask them to add extra horse radish
B) Ask for extra spice on the shrimp
C) put a few drops of tobasco in the cocktail sauce.
So for 6 bucks a pop, these apps were not bad. In fact, I was actually impressed with the shrimp for the money. I think I can improve them a little with my thoughts above. The venue is right, price is right and I love september weather.
If I can get Jr to come I’m thinking we can easily dust off 7 or 8 plates of these “peel and eat” shrimp lol
So my bill was 27 bucks. Normally I’m in the hole for like 80 or 90 on a weekend lunch and drinking session.