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Sunday, June 19, 2005

Buddy Guy... Your menu has got me singing the blues

We had a yummy dinner with Blue's parents at Outback Steakhouse to celebrate Father's day. My stomach is happily full of prime rib, potato and salad. It had no complaints... until now.

We came home, visited with the folks for awhile until the girls' bedtime. Now the girls are in bed and Steve is watching the Crossroads Guitar Festival DVD. It has all kinds of awesome guitar performances from all kinds of music genres. He loves blues guitar, and when his favorite guitarist, Buddy Guy, came on, I thought I would google Buddy Guy for the heck of it. I found his blues club in Chicago here. He is originally from Louisana, and the menu looks awesome. Here are the appetizers on the lunch menu:

Spicy Frog Legs marinated in hot sauce and breaded in cornmeal. fried and served with our creole honey-mustard sauce. $7.95

Southern Fried Okra a heaping basket of this unique southern vegetable is served with our own creole honey-mustard sauce for dipping. $5.95

Big Ole Chicken Wings whole chicken wings served five ways: cajun, barbecue, tabasco, curry or "b.g." (butter & garlic). available by the basket or bucket. $5.95 / $10.95

Cajun Popcorn a basket of tender crawfish tails, cornmeal breaded and served with our special cajun cocktail sauce and fries. $7.95

Legendary Catfish Tenders see what “Gourmet” magazine and folks at the Taste of Chicago are raving about!!! these tender, flaky strips of farm-raised Mississippi catfish filet will melt in your mouth. served with our own secret recipe Cajun tartar sauce. $6.95

Fried Oysters a basket of fresh, plump & juicy oysters in traditional cornmeal breading, served with creole honey-mustard sauce and our famous fries.$7.95

Blue Crab Cakes real jumbo lump maryland blue crab and a unique blend of spices! served with our special cajun tartar sauce and lemon. (small shell fragments unlikely but possible. it’s real crabmeat!!!) $10.95

See what I mean!?! And that is just the lunch menu appitizers! Sorry, Outback. As good as you are, you don't tempt me to drive six hours and eat every lunch and dinner there for a week so I can try half of the things on the menu that tempt me. Does anyone know if there is any good cajun in Des Moines? I've got etouffee on the brain...