Posts Tagged ‘Seafood’

The Lighthouse, Solomons Island, MD

9 August 2016

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I had dinner here this evening with a group of work friends. It was pretty darn good.

The rest of the table had seafood of one form or another, including oysters, soups, and other stuff. I had a New York Strip, 14 oz and a perfect medium. The steak was very tender and had better than average flavor. I had a baked potato with cheese, butter, and lots of bacon, and applesauce. The baker was very good, but the applesauce had a not-entirely-pleasant sharp aftertaste. I ate all of it, regardless.

They have very good iced tea. Service was just right for allowing us to sit and talk, not rushed, and very friendly. My check was $41.35, which was not bad for a steak of that quality. The rest of the crew reported their food as excellent.

Pearl’s Oyster Bar, Oklahoma City, OK

21 February 2016

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Raegan and I have never been to Pearl’s, even though we drive by it all the time. Back on 26 Jan, we had been to a meeting, and when it was over, we decided to hit Pearl’s as it was nearby. We got there about 1845, and were immediately seated.

We started out with a bowl (for me) and a cup (for her) of very good clam chowder. Really, really good.

Raegan likes seafood, so she got the seafood skillet. She reported that it was very good, and helped satisfy a craving for seafood she has had for several months. So that’s a win.

I don’t like seafood, and I was amazed to find fried chicken on the menu, so that’s what I got. It was not the best fried chicken I’ve had, but it was pretty good as well. The chicken was fried up just a little on the stringy side, especially in the center. I do not remember what sides we got, but I know I left some of mine. I do recall asking for some gravy for the chicken, and liking it.

The iced tea was pretty good. Our server was extraordinarily friendly, and kept our drinks refilled. Our check was $53.00. That’s a little on the expensive side for two (in fact, it’s very close to what we pay for four), so I think that puts Pearl’s in the “special occasion” category. There were some other interesting things on the menu I might like to try later.

Anthony’s Fish Grotto, San Diego, CA

28 April 2011

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Anthony’s is a San Diego institution. I went there last night for dinner with three other work friends. It was my suggestion. I had eaten here with the family when I had them at SD back in 2003, and before that, somewhere back in the early 1990s.

I looked at the menu and was sort of appalled. I’m not a fish person; I like chicken and beef. There was only one chicken dish. There were five or so beef dished, but every single one was a teriyaki marinade of sirloin. They were all small, also, like six ounce.

I ended up getting fish and chips, starting with a cup of New England Chowder. I should have had the bowl; it was the best part of the meal. The fish was decent; it had little flavor, and was a chunky whitefish. The breading could have been a bit crispier to help it hold it’s shape. It came with chips (OK at best). The iced tea was pretty good.

We got there around 1830 and left around 1900. My check was $25.45. Service was good. The other guys all thought the seafood was pretty good.

Spumoni’s, Pawtucket, RI

19 March 2011

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This was a nice find. While I was on a trip to Boston this week, I decided I wanted to go to Rhode Island, specifically the Providence area. One of my friends came along, and being a crustacean lover, he wanted lobster. Me not being a lover of seafood, I needed a compromise. I did some Google research, and found Spumoni’s, the full name of which is Spumoni’s Italian Seafood Restaurant, which seemed like a best-of-both-worlds kind of thing.

We got there around 1730 and were immediately seated. We were started off with drinks and bread. My drink was iced tea, and it was good (I had low expectations!). The bread was white, and it was great! Ron said it was perfect PBJ bread, and I agreed 100%. I asked for some marinara to dip the bread in, and we were giving a cereal bowl of the stuff; it was a meat sauce, and tasted excellent, and was perfect for dipping the bread in.

We both got salads; mine was ceasar, and was excellent. The salad was served dry, with the dressing in a couple small cups.

Ron got stuffed lobster and said it was excellent.

I got chicken parmesan. It was two breasts, very lightly breaded, and perfectly baked. The chicken was tasty and juicy. It was covered in that wonderful marinara, and came with a significant side of pasta (I had linguine), with more of the marinara. That was an outstanding meal.

We left around 1900. My check was $18.05. The service was very good; my tea never ran out.

We went on to visit a bit of Providence, making it a fun evening.