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Ozona Bar and Grill


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Ozona Bar and Grill

kindofabigdeal | Nov 3, 2007 09:49 PM

I swung by Ozona today in order to check out the CFS. As recommended by Scott we asked for the garlic mashed potatoes and the spinach salad. I liked the jalapeno strips and the addition of bacon in the salad. It was dressed well and the spinach was fresh, but the shredded cheese kind of ruined the salad for me as a whole though. It was plain and didn't seem to fit. When my plate came I tried out the mashed potatoes first. The first thing i thought was, "these taste like potato." Within moments the garlic flavor came through. They were creamy without ever letting the butterfat overwhelm the flavors. A very good side.

Unfortunately I forgot to ask for the gravy on the side. The parts of the steak which had no gravy were crispy and not too bready. Even with the gravy it maintained its structure enough to make a textural contrast. The beef had some chew, but wasn't at all tough, and had a good beef flavor. I found the gravy disappointing. It wasn't bad, but it definitely didn't have the flavors of drippings and browned remains of frying. I added a little pepper.

Our service was unskilled, but very kind and accommodating. My companion and I actually split the dish. They brought it out on two plates, individually fried (not fried then cut), and didn't charge any extra. The half portion makes a good regular meal. I would probably never eat two of what i had tonight, but the half portion wouldn't be enough if i was very hungry. That is to say, that the real portion size is substantial, especially for the price (9-10). I was very impressed that they were willing to accommodate us in this way. Overall, this was a good meal at a good price. I would recommend it, but can see why Scott didn't give anyone higher than a B+ grade. The restaurant as a whole seems like an excellent place to take people who always suggest the likes of chile's for eating out. Also, they don't serve Abita Root Beer anymore. Our server said they were not just out, but won't ever have it again.

This was not just intended to share my experience, but a place for other people to share their impressions of meals at Ozona.

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