I did find some "New Aged" food and I am going to tell you what it 's like and you won't have to spend a lot of cash like Mary Moon did on her crystal necklace. My wife and I had the opportunity to do a photo shoot for Wild Bill's Sports Saloon for some new food item menus that were added to the menu and for a special ad that is going to run in an upcoming edition of the City Pages.
The day started out as a photo shoot when my wife's creative eye caught the attention of the Marketing Director who went to the same high school together. As we started to take photos of the bar itself, the food started to make its way out and ready to be shot. Plate after delicious looking plate, all I wanted to do was taste what was in front of me, but it had to look pretty. Than, the culinary director said, "what are you waiting for? Dig in!" You don't have to ask me twice, so digging in is exactly what I did!
The first couple of dishes were some new tacos - Calamari Tacos & Beer Braised Pot Roast Tacos. The calamari ones were good, but I don't think it's going to catch on that well. A calamari taco is pretty unique and I have yet to hear of another restaurant doing this, but fish and shrimp tacos are probably more suitable and I think the culinary team can keep the uniqueness there. As for the pot roast tacos, not bad at all! Something different with great flavor and something that could stay on the menu.
Up next was their Deep Fried Pickles and a sandwich known as the Mother Clucker. I'm not a deep fried pickle fan, but I of course had to try these and as I suspected, I wouldn't like them all that much. The breading on the outside is same what they use with their outstanding chicken tenders that I blogged about in my - Wild Bill's... I think I love You, so check that out, but I'm just not a pickle guy. the nice thing about Wild Bill's pickles, they're not the sliced pickles like you get on your burger, they're full length slivers. As for the Mother Clucker, It had some pretty good flavor, but I'll be honest, I just had a couple of bites because they're was something else I wanted to devour and it's my next meal.
As soon as this next plate came out, I knew I had to try it and the Marketing Director told me, "It's pretty much every man's dream on a plate!" What is that dream maker of a food item? It's called, The Dirty Dog Enchiladas! "Two All Beef Smoked Sausages Stuffed With Spicy Cream Cheese, Bacon, Pepper Jack Cheese And Tucked Into Warm Flour Tortillas Then Smothered With Chili, Queso Cheese, And Topped With Tomato Sour Cream. Accompanied With Shredded Lettuce, Tomatoes And Corn Salsa." I don't know about you, but that just sounds awesome! Oh and by the way.... I DID devour this in no time and you gotta try this the next time you're at Wild Bill's!
Onto some sliders and a flat bread pizza. The same great pot roast that was in the tacos, made into 3 sliders with some fries and the meat is moist and delicious just like in the taco option. The Culinary Director told me I have to try their Mac N' Cheese the next time I'm in. What's it made with? How does this sound? "Mexican Beer-Braised Pot Roast On A Bed Of Smoked Gouda Mac-n-Cheese Bites. Served On A Fresh, Grilled Hoagie Roll." Yeah... That sounds good! :) As for the Flat bread Pizza... Well, I didn't try it because there were other things that were on my mind, like finishing off that Dirty Dog.
The next couple of dishes were a burger that I didn't take a bite of, just didn't look like something I wanted to try, it's not to say it doesn't taste good though. That was quickly pushed aside and the next item was their Cheddar & Jalapeno Cornbread with a side of Honey Vanilla Butter. If you're sick of crappy corn bread than you gotta stop by Wild Bill's and try theirs. Man was that good!
The final three dishes that we took pictures of and of course tried were; Sweet Potato Nachos, Saucy Shrimp and Bacon Bouquet. The nachos are made with "Maple Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries Topped With Savory Pulled Pork, Candied Bacon, Pepper Jack Cheese, Carolina Honey BBQ And Slaw." AWESOME! The Saucy Shrimp are a batter and detailed shrimp that you can toss in your favorite sauce and they're excellent. A lot of times shrimp at a sports bar is just too fishy tasting, but these were very good and I went through a good hand full. Last and definitely not least is the bacon. MMMMMMMMM, BACON! Bacon is bacon right? WRONG! How about some hardwood smoked bacon that has been caramelized in Wild Bill's secret blend of spices and brown sugar? Sounds good, doesn't it? How about you dip them in their Dijon-Horsey dipping sauce? Oh my is this awesome!
So what are you going to try first? If you're a vegetarian like Marry Moon is, this probably is the list of food that will interest you, but if you do eat meat and enjoy it as much as I do, than you gotta try some of these dishes and I highly recommend the Dirty Dog, bacon, corn bread and their awesome chicken tenders. Eating a ton of this food might decrease your chances of outliving all of the septuagenarians, but hey, you only live once, so enjoy it! Yep, I was able to finish with a big word, you'll have to Google! :)
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