So on Sunday after 15 episodes of Season 1 of How I Met Your Mother (yes, I’m new to the show.. and this is guilty pleasure number 1), and 3 loads of laundry my sisters invited me to have lunch at the Lazy Dog Café and I accepted.
Now.. Lazy Dog is pretty cool, the atmosphere is reason enough to go, but to add to that the service is always great and the food has yet to disappoint.
I had the Grilled Cheese (guilty pleasure number 2) with Cajun Fries and a side Wedge Salad with Ranch. To wash it down, Red Sangria… a pitcher of it (guilty pleasure number 3). Easy on the judgments, I shared this pitcher with my two sisters, we’ll call them H1 and H2 – no need to name names yet, you and I just met.
The Grilled Cheese was worth the swallow! Perfectly melted cheddar, gouda, and jack cheeses on perfectly toasted parmesan sourdough.. Nom Nom Nom – my inner fat kid jumped at this option.
I’ve only had the red sangria once before here and it was so good I’d probably go back just for it and nothing else; so this time, we ordered a pitcher. I effing love this stuff! (PS – I have a foul mouth, sorry if I offend)
I’m not saying this place is phenomenal, but for a “family friendly” restaurant (which I make a point to avoid) it’s not too shabby.. and I ALWAYS swallow!
Sooooooo.. Later on.. My husband and I (let’s call him Chef.. he is anyway, it’s appropriate) had dinner plans with another couple at a place from his childhood called Zubies Dry Dock. Holy cow.. I was the only one who had never been there out of the 4 of us, but wow. They said this place was kind of a dive, and it was. Not in a bad/gross/dirty way though, it was actually kind of cool, you could just tell it had quite a few years under it’s old ass belt. The kind of place you happen to come across when shopping at a Goodwill in a crappy little shopping center.
They had options from Prime Rib to Filet Mignon to Pizza to Seafood! (so it had to be good….. right?!)
With every meal ordered here you get amazingly soft bread rolls.. (guilty pleasure number 4) They’re delicious. ‘Nuff said.
My meal? The King Crab Legs of course! (you guessed it! Guilty pleasure number 5!) This included 1lb. of King Crab Legs with “vegetables” (code for corn), a giant baked potato, and a trip to the salad bar (which I opted out of except to top my potato). Needless to say, the portions are huge.. this was enough food for two, and of course I didn’t finish it all – which for me, is surprising.
I did swallow this, but to be honest, it was just mediocre. I’d probably only go back for the bread rolls.. which isn’t going to happen.
Sorry Zubies Our good company made the trip worth it, but I’ve had much better seafood.
/Your call… I’d probably lean towards Spit it Out.