Can I borrow some paper?

I took my children out to dinner on Saturday night after church. It was agreed upon by the three of us to go to a local sports bar and grill on 16 and John R. My daughter is now into calamari and they serve decent calamari there. We were seated quickly and the wait staff was very prompt. My son and I split an order of calamari as an appetizer, and my daughter had her own because that’s all she wanted for dinner. My son and I also each ordered a burger and waffle fries. The calamari was good, crispy outside and just the right amount of chewiness. We all agreed it was good.

When my son and I’s entrees came, they looked quite delicious. My burger was a half pounder with pepper jack cheese and jalapenos. The waffle fries were tasty and I dove into them first, saving the burger for last cuz that’s what I was really craving. Now came the moment of truth I took a big bite of my burger. Ah yes it was juicy and cooked the way I wanted with just the right amount of heat from the jalapenos and melted gooey cheese. But wait! What’s this my teeth are pulling out of the burger? It’s the paper wrapper used to separate layers of cheese in a packet!!

I didn’t need to summon the wait staff they saw the papery cheese hanging out of my mouth. My plate was quickly taken away and numerous apologies were offered to me by the wait staff and the manager who comped my meal. With much expediency, a new burger and fries soon arrived. This second burger was cooked more than I usually like but it was still good. So, as you can tell, my review is mixed. The staff acknowledged the mistake and did all they could to rectify it. Of course mistakes happen but it sure is scary when other people are preparing your food. Other than some more potential fiber in my diet, the experience was good.

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Hi all!  Welcome to our first blog entry.  In good spirits, I will begin our blog with a positive post!!  Wednesday night, Omar and I visited BoneFish Grill in Troy.  You know, the fairly new one on Big Beaver. Well, we arrived about 7:30 and the place was packed.  We had visited the week prior on a Wednesday, and got right in, so tonight’s crowd was unusual.  We enjoyed our experience so much the week prior we decided to return.

We took at seat at the bar, and quickly entertained by Colin, our friendly and charming bartender.  We enjoyed the ambiance so much at the bar we decided to stay right there!  Although delighted that they carried Rochester Mills, Milkshake stout, one of our favs, we decided something in the cocktail family sounded better.  Omar got his classic gin martini, with 3 (not 4, not 2) anchovy stuffed olives (which Colin happily stuffed by hand just to accommodate) . I got Colin’s now famous Mojito.  Cool and so refreshing on a hot night! And of course, dining with Omar makes any evening hot 😉 Colin even introduced us to his own “Moonjito” which is a Mojito made with moonshine. I will review that when I am brave enough to drink.

We started the night with Bang Bang Shrimp. Which, by the way are only $6 on Wednesdays! Bonus!!  The are creamy, yet crunchy with just a hint of spice.  They never fail to disappoint.

The kitchen was kind enough to create a Lily’s Tilapia for me, which basically was their Lily’s Chicken substituted with Tilapia.  The Tilapia was cooked and seasoned perfectly, with a lemon butter sauce, artichoke hearts and spinach.  Along with garlic mashed potatoes, and a zucchini pepper side was simply delicious.

Omar got the Ahi Tuna bowl, with passion fruit salsa and a passion fruit chili sauce.  The tuna was (barely) cooked to perfection, and the passion fruit that Omar was not sure he would like was scrumptious.

Overall we had a great night and great food, and for sure will make this one of our go-to spots.  Of course, at the bar, and on a night Colin is working!

And for those of you who know what food snobs we are, and those who do not will soon know, it takes a lot to satisfy our snobbish and refined palates!

Enjoy and look for many more upcoming posts. We have a lot to review!!