I’ve been eating out a lot lately, both socially with friends and for business meetings. I’ve been cutting down on my portions too, so I tend to nibble on appetizers when they look appealing. Granted, sometimes the appetizer intended for four becomes a meal for one. Some are better than others. Which one will rule?
The Beer-Battered Chicken Tenderloins ($5 during happy hour) at Union Jacks British Pub. Actually half an order depicted, since I was hungry. These things contain very juicy and tender chicken, but could have used a minute more in the fryer. I found the breading too soft, almost soggy. Is that a British thing? Maybe if you like it that way, but I would have expected something more crispy. The Newcastle Brown Ale BBQ sauce was pretty tasty, however. Otherwise, forgettable.
The Cheese Louise ($8) at Rams Head Roadhouse. Mozzarella cheese wrapped in garlic bread, then deep fried until golden brown. Served with a side of marinara sauce, it’s like a mozzarella stick but better. Seriously, garlic makes everything better.
The Cheese Louise is the winner, without question. I’ve recommended it to others and so far no one has been disappointed.