Posts Tagged ‘bars’
Brian and I went to Walt’s Sports Bar & Grill on Friday night after the first day of the TD Ameritrade investing seminar at Century II. I mostly took him there for the sake of nostalgia. It’s the place where we met for the first time over twelve years ago. The place is a lot smaller than I remembered. Then again, when you’re young, everything seems bigger.
Brian and I were both trying to be good so we each only had one drink and shared a chicken strip dinner. He had a Sam Adams Boston Lager because it is the one beer that doesn’t cause a negative reaction from his body. I had a sex on the beach, which was my drink of choice back then.
I really like Walt’s. Besides the nostalgia factor, the food and drinks are reasonably priced and their restrooms are clean. It’s one of my favorite bars in town. It’s no Louie’s, but it’s definitely up there on my list.
Guess who joined us for dinner last night at the Port of Wichita?
The food at the Port was actually fantastic as bar food goes. I’m used to bar food that is barely tolerable. It was refreshing to be proved wrong. The food at the Port was good enough that I’d probably go there for dinner (or lunch) some other day, even when The Fabulous Fleshtones aren’t playing.
Brian and Chad both thought the onion rings were really good.
The fried veggies were delicious. I couldn’t stop eating the fried broccoli. Of course, you can’t really go wrong with fried food. Everything seems to be better deep fried. LOL.
I felt so guilty for having all of that fried food that I decided to order a grilled chicken salad with the fat-free raspberry vinaigrette dressing for my dinner. It was delicious!
Brian had the French dip. He said the sandwich was okay and the fries were a little soggy rather than crispy. Although, they were fresh-cut and not frozen fries. So the Port at least gets points for that.
Chad had the chicken fried steak, which was huge. I think it could have fed three people. Actually, Chad ended up taking most of it home. The only downside to the chicken fried steak was that it was a tad on the salty side (according to Chad). It probably would have been just right for me because I have a tendency to think most dishes have no flavor or not enough flavor. Brian thinks it was the brown gravy that made it too salty. We both prefer cream gravy. I’ll have to try it next time and report back to you guys.
Needless to say, we’ll be returning to the Port for some more yummy bar food. If you love deep fried veggies, this is definitely the place for it. LOL.
P.S. Live music on weekends is a bonus. Triple bonus when it’s The Fabulous Fleshtones.
Brian and I decided to get some banana chips for munchies. On the back of the package, there was a recipe for trail mix bars. I thought I’d share it with you all.
|2 cups margarine
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
|4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
6 cups trail mix (mixture of Mariani Premium Banana Chips crushed, raisins, mixed nuts, and Mariani Premium Mixed Fruit chopped)
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3 cups granola
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Mix margarine, brown sugar, and white sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda, and add to margarine and egg mixture. Stir in trail mix, oats, and granola. When mixed, drop spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
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