August 24, 2009

Red Lobstah

While I may be a foodie who enjoys some of the finer things in life, I am definitely not a food snob! I can appreciate a good carpaccio AND a Meximelt, and won't even consider apologizing. For those who would gasp in horror that I'd stoop to a chain, I say "Hie thee to another food blog, Judgy McJudgerson!" The rest of you may stay. Case in point: Red Lobster. You may be surprised to find out that I'd never dined in one until about a year or two ago, when my friend Kelli took me there. I was immediately sucked in by their promise of endless shrimp! Woo hoo! Granted, there is only so much shrimp you can eat, but still....the PROMISE of endlessness was enough to lure me there. Every once in a while we take a road trip out to Brooklyn's Kings Plaza and brave the ridiculous wait/lines/madness. This week, however, Kelli came home early and we hit the spot at around 5pm on a Monday! NO LINE! No wait! No madness! I also happened to try Alaskan King Crab legs for the very first time!

Where have these been all my life??!? The meat was very reminiscent to me of lobster meat, in the juiciest, most succulent way. And why is something as simple as drawn butter just so darn good?? We each got the 'Create Your Own Feast' deal: mine had the King Crab with grilled jumbo shrimp and shrimp scampi. Fortunately I'd worked right through lunch that day, so my belly was ready for action!

Of course, we had the usual must-have at RL: the cheddar biscuits. Some friends of mine work at the Wendy Williams show--she featured a guest who revealed what he said was 'the' recipe to these. As I suspected Bisquick was involved, and I might add a dash or two of Tabasco myself. I will have to make sure when I bake them I have lots of I don't eat them all by myself.

We also enjoyed some refreshing summer cocktails: some sort of Pina Colada on the left and a Hurricane-like Mai Tai concoction on the right. All I know is mine (the Mai Tai) tasted like punch and went down all too easily. Fortunately I had a lot of time and plenty o' food to soak up all that liquid!

Also, if anyone knows the secret to RL's bleu cheese dressing, please send it my way. I'm guessing it's something akin to a sprinkle of some addictive ingredient that makes you crave it fortnightly..or some such. ;)

Our server, who was super pleasant and nice, actually asked if we had room for dessert. I'm pretty sure I didn't even have room for the last 4 shrimp I ate. He didn't look too surprised when we simply shook our heads, entering the first delicious phases of our food coma. I'm now atoning for my splurge for the next few days, but it was totally worth it! WORTH IT, I tells ya!

Red Lobster
455 Gateway Drive
NY 11207
(718) 964-2057

1 comment:

holly said...

Yum! I love Red Lobster :) I've also made the copy-cat cheddar bay biscuit recipe and you're right, Bisquick is the main ingredient. They are really easy to make and very delicious! Next time try the coconut shrimp, they are my favorite!

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