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weekend bites - Donahue's, Plough & Stars, and Deep Ellum


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weekend bites - Donahue's, Plough & Stars, and Deep Ellum

kittychow | Apr 23, 2007 08:06 AM

Watched the Sox game at Donahue’s in Watertown on Friday night. It was a lot of fun to sit and sip cheap beer and chow on buffalo chicken tenders with lots of serious fans. The chicken is fine there. I wish that “extra hot” was truly extra hot. I find this to be a problem everywhere though. I also enjoyed a surprisingly fresh and good sirloin spinach salad. All the veggies were nice and crunchy and the sirloin was moist, flavorful, cooked to order (medium rare). Donahue’s is fast becoming my go-to sports bar. It’s just a nice, clean, simple family-run joint. I’ve never seen anyone acting like a jackass during playoffs or big games. It’s good like that.

Yesterday I stopped in at the Plough & Stars for another fabulous brunch. I had the poached eggs with pork hash and garlic hollandaise. I’ve had it many times and per usual it was delicious and just what the doctor ordered after a week of salad eating; Rich and indulgent. DC had the eggs & meat – ham, sausage, bacon, eggs, and home fries. He enjoyed his but I didn’t bother to try any of it because mine was plate-licking good.

While roaming around town we decided to pop in at Deep Ellum for a couple beers and a snack. We had the wings. They had more kick this time around. I think the kick was from vinegar though and not spice. I like that they fry them and then coat with sauce but this time around they were much messier than necessary. Beers and bar tending were both outstanding. I had my first sloe gin fizz. Last time I was there a group of people were swilling them and I was intrigued. It was very refreshing and light. Way too drinkable...

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