Evening, Kate here…
We are still having fun here in Florida. Haven’t posted for a day or two as we revisited previously reviewed restaurants. We hit up FirstWatch
yesterday morning for breakfast before spending the whole day at Wet & Wild. We pulled a 12 hour play day and breakfast from FirstWatch
filled us for most of the day. We splashed out (pardon the pun) and bought the “all you can eat” BBQ deal at Wet and Wild and the food was great and if my cave kids weren’t climbing up endless floors of stairs to slide down the craziest of fun slides they were refilling at the BBQ tent. I was smart and waited until the storm came and went and the crowds had left for the day and then between 7 – 9pm I rode the slides without lines. I did notice that entrance charges were cheap if you just want to go for the afternoon
We also went back to Texas Roadhouse
and I have to say that I had THE best steak. For well under $20 you can get the Dallas Filet. This filet is the most tender steak on the menu. It’s a delicious, lean steak that melts in your mouth. I ordered this with a double side of veggies and I was one happy cavegirl!!! YUMMY
So back to today…
After a day around the pool we opted to try a new place and I figured that one more review would be great for the blog. We decided to go for a steak place once again as we all love steak. Little Cavegirls favorite foods these days are either pulled pork, baby back ribs or sirloin steak cooked medium
Dinner today was brought to you by…
In a nutshell…
I began by trying a highly recommended Blueberry Long Island Tea which was so potent that I couldn’t drink it so I complained and reordered a $10 glass of Cabernet Sauvignon which was undrinkable too. Tasted like it had sat in it’s opened bottle for a week. Even the water was right from the tap and tasted rank
Two cavekids ordered Filet Mignon, one cooked medium and the other medium well and they both were very over cooked. The rest of us ordered Pork, Beef, or Chicken by the pound. We each had one type of meat to share amongst the three of us. We ordered sides of fresh broccoli and coleslaw. We requested the broccoli to not be steamed in butter. The broccoli was great
The meat… NOT!
The pork was pulled and fatty and somewhat slimy, the beef was brisket but not like any brisket I have seen before. The chicken was diced chicken in a sauce more like a casserole. Not what we were expecting at all. They all came out on the cool side on cold plates and wow we were disappointed. When your 8 year old expresses her dislike for her steak and knows it is overcooked then… well!
We expressed our concerns to our waitress and she brought out the manager who then went into the kitchen to prove to us that the food could be good by making a sample of each himself. I am sorry but if the manager can go into the kitchen and cook (heat up) the dishes then why the hec does he have a chef!! He failed to know what a medium done steak should look like and quite frankly he made us all feel very uncomfortable. His point was noted that he bought the very best of meats, which maybe the case but if you can’t cook them right then why bother.
Having just had such a great steak at Texas Roadhouse
for less we felt very cheated. We asked for the bill so we could leave and in fairness the manager didn’t charge us a dime.
Not a good experience and in truth this has been the first time we have had a poor meal in the 3 years of coming to Florida so I guess we are doing well.
Here’s the lowdown…
- Paleo options – Yes
- Gluten free menu – no idea
- Yummy? - NO
- Is the food organic – don’t think so
- Adaptability – Waitress was very nice and helpful!
- Price – $$$
- Wait time – ok
- Customer Service – Our waitress was nice
- Go back again? – NO!
- Cool (entertainment) factor – none
Paleo-people-eat-a-meat-a = 1/10 (1 for the great broccoli)
I didn’t take any photos of the food as the moment just wasn’t right