Saturday, December 13, 2008

A little taste of home -- Rooster's Barn and Grill, Bloomingdale

We tried out a place Friday night that we've passed numerous times -- Rooster's Barn and Grill. Honestly, we didn't have super-high expectations; it seemed like a good basic sort of restaurant and we were curious about their hot sauce bar, but weren't expecting a lot.

Well, it surpassed our expectations. The building is an old converted barn, complete with rafters and lots of woodwork. It's currently seasonally decorated, with "gifts" on the walls and stockings hung up.

The waitress was funny and friendly and brought us plenty of water; we explored the hot sauce bar and brought back six different selections to try at our table. We got nachos as an appetizer; they were sufficiently cheesy and chili-covered and the guacamole was really tasty. I had a pot roast sandwich, which was totally delicious and tender and smothered in cheese and grilled onions; the husband had a burger which he said was quite tasty. The fries were hand-cut and really tasty.

We did not have room for dessert, but their options looked delicious. I'd like to try some of their dessert (bread pudding, yum!), and maybe see what their wine list looks like. It's a fun neighborhood option with pretty darn good food, if you ask me.

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