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Bucks Report

Bucks Report | May 3, 2004 01:56 PM

Went to Bucks (I can never remember if its Fishing and Camping, Hunting and Fishing or some other combination) on Friday night on CT Ave near Nebraska Ave.

Confusing name aside we had a great meal. We had been a few times to its previous incarnation as Greenwood and always had a pleasant time despite the reputation it acquired for bad service/inflexibility.

This time we were dining with my parents and my mother is allergic to garlic so we called ahead to see if their steak dish contained any garlic and it did not so we were all set.

We split 2 appetizers, an iceberg wedge with blue cheese and bacon which was good, and chicken liver on toast which was also tasty. The livers were mashed, which was a little dissapointing, as I had been hoping they'd be whole livers (and bring back memories of great chicken livers in Cairo).

Mom and Dad both had the steak dish w/ asparagus. Very good, big cuts of meat, nicely seasoned (marinated in soy sauce I believe). Seemed not quite as good as the steak we had a Greenwood a few years ago but good nonetheless.

Wife had wood grilled sea bass. Excellent, nice smoky charry taste. Also had cheese grits on the side - these were phenomenal and we were all fighting over it and practically licked the bowl clean.

I had the best soft shell crabs I've ever tasted. Fried in a tempura batter and served w/ coleslaw and tartare sauce, never have sauces been so irrelevant to a great eating experience. Every single bite was heavenly.

Dessert were two apple/rhubarb pies a la mode which were again excellent w/ a nice crumbly, crunchy crust.

We had a few bottles of water and a $30 Chianti. Bill came to $250 incl tax/tip. Not cheap but worth it.

Service was great throughout. Our 2 year old was with us and they even had toys for her to play with. We'll go back.

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