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Waterfront Ale House's Lamb Shank


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Waterfront Ale House's Lamb Shank

big ern | Jan 18, 2005 01:58 PM

I normally tout this joint as great neighborhood bar with a fantastic beer/liquor selection and waaaay above-average bar eats.

However, I was SORELY disappointed with the lamb shank i ate there this past Sunday afternoon. I got to the bar right around noon, but my friends and I waited until around 2 pm to order some food. I was CRAVING a nice lamb shank, one that would messily fall off the bone with a mere poke of the fork. Unfortunately, what i got was nothing short of a hard, rubbery disaster. I only ate the meat that i could get to WITHOUT having to hack at the bone with a knife, which wasn't much. And for some reason, I actually had this gut intuition that it would suck...i even asked the redhead bartender (can't remember her name) if it was maybe too early to be ordering the shank...perhaps it hadn't had the proper time to cook? but she assured me it would be delicious. MISTAKE!

The BBQ gumbo, on the other hand, was quite good. Smokey, full of bits of kielbasa, pork shoulder, okra, etc..perfect for a cold afternoon.

I'll go back here in the future I'm sure...and I don't wanna totally malign the place because I've eaten well there and emjoyed many a good beer in the past, but be warned of the rubber mallet-like lamb shank!

Anyone else have a similar experience with the lamb shank there?

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