My kids wanted to go to Chili's tonight and on our way I made a last minute decision to pull into Park Ave off old 33 across from Foodtown instead. One look at the menu and my 9 year old daughter telling me she wanted her own $30 filet mignon made me think maybe I made a mistake.
But, some very good biscuits and jalapeno corn fritters with addictive honey butter later I was feeling better about it. We all shared an app of mini beef sliders - a bargain at $7 for three teeny sliders and a full order of fries. The kids gave me all their carmelized onions, which I enjoyed, and we all liked the burgers. The fries were the batter coated non-fresh-cut type, but crispy and tasty.
My son's dinner caeser salad with grilled chicken was good, and enough for a light dinner on its own. I'm not sure if, at this point, my opinions were colored by my low expectations, but I was certainly eating my share.
I had the double thick pork chop with coconut rice for a main. The chop was perfectly cooked, not all dried out as some of the less informed and bacteria hysterical may cook it, but a little rare in the middle and juicy and good. I didn't care much for the coconut rice, but it's not because it was bad or dried out. I think that my proclivity for Thai food has spoiled me for all other forms of coconut rice is all.
We were all full at this point, but I had to at least peek at the dessert menu. It looked like it could be really good, with a few choices that I may want to sample in the future. I am looking forward to going back, maybe just me and my wife and having a few frou-frou drinks and dessert with our meal.
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