Friday, June 20, 2008

Three Latest and Best

The Salty, Fried, Bar Snacks Edition

Crab Cakes at Ruth's Chris: These luscious, moist little delicacies are one of the best items on the Ruth's Chris new bar menu. Look for most plates to range from $8-10 and their new dishes make for a nice change from the standard appetizers. Don't forget the deliciously snacky chips standard at the bar (and better than Capital Grille's.)

Mini-BBQ at Weber Grill: Sure, the bun was a little dry, but the pulled pork was luscious on this $2 mini. Choose from brisket, chicken, or pulled pork. Comes with a small pot of their weirdly sweet beans and a giant pickle spear.

Onion Rings from Capitol Grille: While I always regret not getting a full order of the lobster mac-n-cheese for myself, the onion rings were equally fine. Well battered, perfectly crispy, and served in a tidy, paper cone. Not a bad choice at all for a bar snack in a steakhouse.

Two Minute Warning: In the seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time category, there's the super cheap McCormick and Schmick's bar menu. Let me just spare you the disappointment. Skip it. Skip it all. Skip the smells-fishy-from-a-mile-away crab dip and the dry-as-sawdust mini crab cake "bites". Skip the smell-the-grease-across-the-room wings. All for $1.95. Seem too good to be true? It is.

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