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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Date Night

My husband hides his face - but not the spectacular lit-up pineapple thingamabob - at Firebirds.

My only issue with the new-to-Winston Firebirds is its unfortunate location on the detested Hanes Sprawl Boulevard. Otherwise the wait wasn't too awful (50 minutes on a rainy Saturday night when the patio wasn't available), the drinks were superb, the service was attentive without being hovering, and the food was exceptionally delicious. We'll be back.

We had and recommend all of the following:

The Double Black Diamond Martini
Fresh pineapple and citrus vodka. Served with a wedge of sweet, sliced pineapple. (This is what is brewing in the pineapple thingamabob shown above.)

Lobster Spinach Queso
A spicy blend of lobster, baby spinach, tomatoes and pepper jack cheese with tri-colored tortilla chips.

Ranch Rings
Buttermilk-battered with pepper panko bread crumbs served with roasted garlic ranch dressing.

Bleu Cheese Filet
Our wood grilled filet topped with bleu cheese sauce and port mushrooms.

Baby Back Ribs
Half rack of slow roasted baby back ribs basted with java bbq sauce, steak fries, cider slaw.

Sadly (but understandably) we were stuffed silly and had no room for dessert.
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