I just returned from my dinner at Lusco's
. What a truly unique and wonderful Roadfood place! Friday November 28, 2008
Dinner was at Doe's Eat Place
seem to be springing up just about everywhere, but this is their original location.
Located in a rough neighborhood, they are supposed to have security around to make sure everything is ok. I didn't see anyone outside, but since I was able to park right next to the building, it was no big deal. Once I walked in, I saw the security man.
As soon as you walk in, you are in the kitchen, which throws you off a bit. You go into the next room and a hostess greeted me. Luckily I made reservations, or I would have had a wait. They were packed already.
I sat there for ten minutes and a waitress came over and asked if I had ordered yet. She then told me which steaks were available. I never did see a menu, so I don't know if they have one or not. All the steaks were at least two lbs, except for the 10 oz. filet, so I went with that.
The salad costs extra, but I enjoyed the one I had in the Little Rock Doe's
a few weeks back, so I ordered one.
Very simple and very good!
My appetizer, broiled shrimp,
came in a delicious sauce, made with lemon, butter, garlic and Cajun spices. Wonderful! Good garlic bread came with it.
My filet arrived with my appetizer.
I usually get my steaks done medium and it was cooked how I like it.
This was a fine steak. There was absolutely nothing wrong with it. The problem was, since I had a t-bone on my visit to the Little Rock Doe's
, the filet here just didn't have as much flavor. How could it? If I had it to do over, I would have gotten a porterhouse, even if it was way too big for one appetite. Oh, and the fries were excellent, especially after dipping them in the juice that oozed out of the steak.
One other complaint. I was sitting in a corner, pinned in by large parties at big tables. My waitress couldn't even get to me. She had to ask me from 15 feet away if everything was okay. And it would have been tough to get up and look around the place.
The table to my left was a family of seven. Only one of them got a steak. Five of them got spaghetti and meatballs. Now I love spaghetti, but can you imagine coming to Doe's Eat Place
and not getting a steak? They also got a couple of orders of the excellent looking tamales. Then the teenage girl closest to me started putting ketchup on her tamales!
That is just plain wrong!!!
I hope I am not giving the impression that I didn't like the place. This just isn't a good restaurant to dine by yourself. Maybe I should join those planning on dining here on the Friday of the President's Day Weekend in February, so I could split a big steak and some tamales with others. http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Writeup.aspx?ReviewID=206&RefID=206
I went back to my room and relaxed for the rest of the night.
Much more to come.....
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