When I pulled up the screen to write this entree I found just how tardy I have really been. It's been a month since my last effort. I said that I was going to cut back, as I thought things were getting too repetitive, but I shouldn't let that much time elapse, especially if there is anything new, for me, about which to write.
Here, starting with some of my new experiences are places we have "eaten out":
"The Eagle", 1342 Vine St. OTR.
If you like spice and fried chicken this is your spot. No reservations but earlier in the week and the lunch and dinner times the wait is very manageable. There is a wide variety of dishes besides the chicken, but that is their specialty, with a really HOT (spicy) honey on the side. Be for-warned.
The first time I went I had had chicken 4 days in a row and so I opted for the grilled cheese sandwich, 4 cheeses, Granny Smith apple slices and apricot preserves., with extra preserves served "on the side", excellent combination. My companion and I shared a crock of mashed sweet potato's topped with marshmallows, extremely sweet and full of spices and also more that the two of us could finish.
My second outing was with a larger group. We shared several dishes. An artichoke and kale( current "hot" item everywhere) dip with chips. Cheese grits, Mac and Cheese, Collards and a salad were also table items. I tried the pulled pork sandwich, on the recommendation of the server, and found it good, filling and again well seasoned( read spicy). Next visit I I'll go which the chicken and Mac and Cheese, nothing healthy but it appears inviting.
"Bistro Grace" North side. This 6 month old spot occupies the space with was formerly "Boca" ( the first one) and "Honey". It is run by a women, and the night we were there seemed occupied by "regulars, and not to many at that. The food was very good and the service, including the owner was attentive. There is a small regular menu and one or two specials. We chose the special, I believe that night it was walleye, and it came attractively plated and tasted really excellent. We were the guests of two couple and so I don't have a copy of the bill, which is usually my reminder. I know we enjoyed the place enough that we want to return, although I'm not sure how long they will be around. Sorry I can't give more info, but maybe the next time.
"Joe's Crab Shack" 25 Fairfield Ave. Bellevue KY. Across from "The Party Source"
I don't know what to say. The food was better than decent, at this large chain seafood restaurant. The noise level high, the population very mixed and the service and accommodation of staff just fine. I truly hope that I, personally, am not so spoiled that a place has to be exceptional before I get enthusiastic
My Bombay was extremely reasonable, the Crab cake sandwich was all any one could expect, at the price point, and the side Caesar was good sized portion, again at a reasonable price. The place was full of large graduation partied and we had a 45 minute wait, as there are no reservations.
I have a half dozen or more, usual suspects on which to report and I promise it wont take another month to get to them.