Happy Hump Day, what a busy week! Today I’m linking up with Jen at Peas and Crayons for What I Ate Wednesday! It’s a HUGE, fun link up where bloggers share their latest eats and delicious recipes. So many of the dishes that I’ve made were thanks to my discoveries over there, you should check it out!
It has been so long since I’ve shared some of my tasty eats. Cooking has been pretty un-extraordinary lately, as I’ve been so busy and try to make dinners as simple as possible between work, studying for my PE exam and training for the Rock & Roll Philly half marathon.
But we did have a great dinner last Saturday night!
We decided to go out last weekend, and Bret found the Twisted Tail while internet surfing. It is a “Southern-inspired Bourbon House and Juke Joint” in the Society Hill area of Philly. We’re always in the mood for “classy Southern cooking” haha. They offered a four-course dinner for $39 per person, and since the menu was so expansive, we couldn’t resist!
I started out with an item from the charcoal grill: lamb meatballs. They had a great cumin flavor that added a bit of heat. Bret and I shared these meatballs (he went with grilled shrimp which was so smoky and tasty!). The first-first course was some bacon flavored popcorn which was quite addictive! And to drink I had a mint julep. Let me tell you…it was strong!!
Appetizer time..I had to go for the crab cakes. There have been so many times that I’ve had crab cakes and regretted my decision…not this time! These were soo delicious! The onions were a great complement to the meal.
Finally it was time for the main course! The shrimp and grits were absolutely delicious! I do get a little bit weirded out about eating the “entire” shrimp….I don’t like to see its eyes looking back at me! I loved the presentation of this dish. I also got skillet cornbread as my “dessert” and it was a perfect combination.
We actually didn’t finish the entree course, we were stuffed! But apparently not too stuffed for dessert! They had so many options too….peach cobbler with blueberry ice cream, all kinds of sorbets, cheesecake and chocolate cake…but Bret went for the beignets, a New Orleans classic. These were so good and pillowy, we knocked them out!
Our server, Anthony, was a riot, and made the whole experience fun! We then headed upstairs so Bret could have an Old Fashioned and we could get a better view of the live blues music. We had a great time!