So Omar and I headed to Bonefish Grill for our occasional Wednesday night Bang Bang Shrimp and Mojito/Manhatten night. Our favorite waiter Colin was tied up on the other end of the bar, and Steve, who we have never met asked what we were drinking, I ordered my standard Mojito, but asked that Colin, who was on the other side of the bar make it as his were so good. That led to the great Mojito challenge.
My second drink, which I wasn’t going to have, had to be made by Steve, it was for good cause after all. Steve wanted to prove that his Mojito would be just as good, if not better than Colin’s. His drink was very good, light, refreshing, the right hint of muddled mint. Colin, however, adds just a hint more lime, which I like. Both really good, but I think I have to give the award to Colin, who maintains his title of best Mojito maker, actually as best Old Fashioned maker as well. On Old Fashioned, for those of you not knowing your whiskey cocktails, is a cocktail made by muddling sugar with bitters, then adding alcohol, such as whiskey or brandy, and a twist of citrus rind. His Old Fashioned are what Omar compares all Old Fashioneds to.
Omar and I have been trying a lot of new dishes at Bonefish. The burgers are ok. Not unexpected as you are ordering a burger from a restaurant that specializes in fish. Lately, I feel like I have been sticking to some bang bang shrimp and a wedge salad. Just enough food to fill me up but not enough to make me feel like you have to roll me out.
The food here is always consistently good, and the staff friendly. It is a nice date night to just go sit by the bar, nibble on some appetizers and engaging in some good conversation.
I have said it before, we both recommend Bonefish, especially for ½ off bang bang shrimp on Wednesdays. Just don’t take our seats at the bar!!
Bonefish Grill Steve and Colin