Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Post Where I Rave About Joe's American Bar and Grill

I recently had the opportunity to attend a dinner for bloggers at Joe’s American Bar and Grill. If you’ve seen me within the last week, you probably already know this since I’ve been telling everyone I see about it. I was so impressed with the food, hospitality, and story of Joe’s.  

The one thing that really stuck with me was the fact that Joe’s does not have a microwave in the kitchen and only a small freezer for ice cream. This is virtually unheard of in the restaurant business but they don’t need them because they truly make everything fresh. Amazing.

Now I’ve been to Joe’s before but it had been a while. It’s honestly not somewhere that I would really think to go and I definitely wouldn’t have considered bringing the kids there. Hello…bringing a 4, 3, and 2 year old to a place with real napkins? That’s crazy talk, or so I thought. After my night at Joe’s, I’ll definitely be bringing the kids there now. They have 9 items on the kids menu for $6 which includes a drink and dessert (or fresh fruit). You pay that (if not more) at chain restaurants where the food is not nearly as good (in my opinion).

Okay, okay so now that I’ve covered the kid stuff. Let’s talk about the grown up stuff. The Back Bay Sangria I had was DELICIOUS and I’m not even a huge sangria fan! I was also able to sample all sorts of appetizers with my favorite being the Spinach and Artichoke Dip complete with fresh pita and tortilla chips. Oh, and of course I had tons of their baked fresh bread.

Spinach Artichoke Amazingness

For the main course, I had the Angel Hair Primavera with chicken. It was delicious and the serving was large enough that I had plenty to take home for the next day as well – score!

Believe it or not this was great even with all those vegetables ;)

The desserts, ahhhhh the desserts. I sampled every.single.one.of.them. They were delicious with my favorite being the Cheesecake and the Cookie Skillet Pie.

So if you’re like me and hadn’t really thought about going in to Joe’s American Bar and Grill (especially with kids) then I highly suggest you give it a try. Everything was seriously SO good. You can click here to find a location near you. Also, Joe’s is running some great contests, including their Celebrate America Sweepstake, so I’d go give them a like on Facebook if I were you!

*Photos courtesy of Stowed Stuff

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