Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Chattanooga Trip

The weather has been beautiful for the last few days....sunny and 60F plus.  Time for a day trip to Chattanooga, TN.   Our destination was the Tennessee Aquarium, but we just HAD to eat somewhere.

Near the Aquarium, you have more choices than a mall dining court.   Everything is available from cocktail lounges, grilles and smoothie shops.  I was hungry for BBQ and Buffalo Wild Wings was right in front of us.   Never been to BWW before and always looking for a foodie adventure.  

We arrived at lunch time and the place was moderately busy.  We decided to sit at the bar and had the full attention of our bartender and server.  After figuring out how to order, the rest was easy.   While waiting for our food order, I ordered a Fat Tire Draft.....thought it was VERY expensive at $7 per glass.  That was one of the middle priced beers and they offered more higher priced draft beers. It's draft beer after all!

We ordered Garlic Parmesan Wings and Cole Slaw.  Also, the boneless Honey BBQ wings with a house salad.  Everything was great...but I learned my ordering lesson.   Order your salads to be delivered with the wing order...then you can put the boneless wings on top of your salad for a BBQ salad.  They included at least 4 stalks of celery with the order..I maybe ate two pieces.  

House Salad with Bleu Cheese Dressing

Boneless Honey BBQ Wings

Garlic Parmesan Wings with Cole Slaw

Our Evening Meal was reserved with Open Table reservations.   Love that service and the mobile app is so handy while traveling.     It was my best friends birthday and we always have a yearly tradition of getting the best steak we can find for birthday celebrations.  Last year was on the Carnival Cruise ship The Legend in the Golden Fleece Steakhouse.  This year was going to be Bald Headed Bistro in Cleveland, TN.   Who could have guessed that this gem would be located here.  

Our server, let us enjoy browsing the menu.  We chose the Shrimp/Calamari appetizer with our martinis.  
Calamari and Shrimp Appetizer
Sad to report, but this was the ONLY picture that I could save since my batteries just up and died during dinner....I was MAD!    

We enjoyed the Bacon Extravaganza...a small filet wrapped in bacon, a wonderful scallop wrapped in bacon and a quail breast stuffed with Boursin cheese wrapped in bacon.   Great dinner with the roasted Brussels Sprouts.     I had my server surprise me with their choices which was the bone in filet mignon and mashed potatoes.   Really a great steak...perfectly prepared.  

For dessert, we had to have The Bread Pudding with Pecan Ice Cream and candied bacon garni.   Very good...and also the Elk Track Ice Cream Pie.  Both were perfect ending to a great day of traveling.  

Since Cleveland, TN is only 60 miles from where I live..Bald Headed Bistro will by my Great Restaurant destination in the very near future!   

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