By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 9:00 AM CST
Friday we decided to celebrate Mother’s Day early with a family dinner at what will invariably become Bowling Green’s favorite Seafood place. The way the community has embraced this restaurant before it even opened it’s doors (we know many had tried the food truck but it’s still impressive) was mind blowing. The great thing is with the help of local business Rustic Nail this space is BEAUTIFUL. I am really happy to see what they did ambiance alone for the restaurant scene. The line was already out the door at 4:30pm on a Friday and there was already a full bar of patrons shooting big fish stories underneath a big fish:
Our server was a lovely young woman and very attentive and the place had a great vibe in a very open and the outside sunshine was excellent falling inside the restaurant. Who cares about all of that, you want to know about the food. Everyone in our party of 9 had some form of seafood but I will only speak on what I ate. First off was The Gumbo:
The Loaded Gumbo is described as “A traditional gumbo loaded with Chicken, Andouille Sausage, Shrimp & Crab Meat.” We scarfed this down as we were pretty hungry but we could taste all the expected flavors except the crab meat. I would get this again as a meal itself. There is something to be said about great Gumbo. During the fall this will be a pretty typical lunch for me.
My wife and I split the entrees but first let’s start with her order of Shrimp and Grits:
Described on the menu as “Charleston Shrimp and Grits- Spicy Tasso Ham Cream Gravy Over White Cheddar Cheese Grits, Loaded with Shrimp.” I think this description will scare some of the people who eat out in Bowling Green. An older gentleman asked me as I was leaving if the Shrimp and Grits were “HOT.” This is absolutely not a spicy dish. So, feel secure in ordering this if you are afraid of spice. Also, don’t judge this version of shrimp and grits to Hominy Grill if you’ve been to Charleston. This is probably one of the best versions I’ve tasted away from the Low Country.
Now, what I ordered is absolutely spicy and my favorite thing I ate. I will go back just for this:
The Low Country Boil as described by the menu “Frogmore Stew (AKA Low Country Boil)-Shrimp, Smoked Sausage, Yellow Onion & Red Potatoes steamed to perfection.” Now, remember what I said about spicy or hot with Shrimp & Grits? Well, these will burn up the less heat tolerant eaters. It was perfect for me. The Sausage was plentiful and shrimp abundant in this perfect mix. The onions and potatoes were cooked exactly as I like them. If you can handle the seasoning then you’re going to love this. Steamers nailed it on this simple and wonderful entree.
Here’s the full menu:
Today is National Shrimp Day and Steamers started serving lunch over the weekend but, not during the week. Go hit up the restaurant for dinner tonight and tell us what you think of the newest kid on Southern Kentucky’s culinary block.