Friday, January 15, 2016
Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive, Iowa
Location: 1301 NW 114th St in Clive, Suburban Des Moines Iowa. I usually have bad luck in side of the highway high traffic areas between chain restaurants like this place in Clive.
Directions: This is in between some other chain restaurants a block north of the intersection of 50th St and University in West Des Moines.
Online at: website is HERE.
The Tenderloin: This was a large piece of pork loin cut and pounded into a consistent if slightly thin tenderloin sandwich. The crunchiness was good and consistent throughout although I couldn't taste anything in the breading. The meat inside was warm and bright white and good softness. This is better than the tenderloin I ate at another chain The Other Place. Served with LTOP on a large soft toasted bun. Overall 7.7 out of ten.
Price: $9.99 with a side of fries but I paid extra for
Service: There is table service or bar service and it was like any other chain restaurant.
Ambiance: This space has been a different chain restaurant and was newly renovated a year ago when Wobbly Boots opened. There are televisions and exposed woodwork with old barn wood.
Final Thoughts: I have to warn people that I've never heard anything good about this place other than the tenderloin or the onion rings. Some people tell me that they don't reheat the meat from their smoker properly when they serve it so it all tastes a little off. The wings I had once tasted like they had too much smoke, and a lot of the side dishes were forgettable or worse like they were just bad.
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Labels: Breaded Pork Tenderloin, Clive, Des Moines Suburbs, Iowa Tenderloin, Pork Tenderloin Sandwich
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Shakespeare's Pub & Grill in Iowa City Iowa
I had known about Shakespeare's for a long time, its been serving locals and townies on the East Side of Iowa City forever. Isn't it crazy how the dive bar on the east side with the busy parking lot seems to have the best tenderloin I've found in Iowa City. I have a couple more places over here to check out since I never made to to Iron Hawk before they closed last year.
Location: 819 S 1st Ave in Iowa City
Directions:I always get lost on this side of Iowa City, Shakespeare's is just a few blocks north of the old mall.
Online at: website is HERE.
Price: $9.50 with fries.
Also on the menu: There are daily specials and the menu is bar food like burgers, sandwiches, and fried appetizers.
Service: There is bar service with wait staff slowly working through the crowded room.
Ambiance: the pub describes itself as an "East side watering hole", and the interior is dark with beer signs and a pool table and the bucket seats at the bar felt like they were decades old. I appreciate the font on their sign.
Final Thoughts: Blow, blow, thou winter wind. Thou art not so unkind, As man's ingratitude.
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Labels: Breaded Pork Tenderloin, dive bar, Eastern Iowa, english pub, Iowa City, Iowa Tenderloin, Johnson County, Pork Tenderloin Sandwich, pub and grub
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