>El 3atal and I visited Outback Steakhouse last week and I simply have to post about it. There have been a number of changes, but the right things have remained the same. You all may remember that in my “Foods I miss” post, I talked about a steak at the Outback. Well, I forgot a few things as well. Okay, for those of you (like me) who have been away for awhile, the Outback has gone non-smoking! Yes, that’s right. A whole restaurant with no nasty stench of puffing smokers. What a nice surprise. The menu has changed (which it seems to do about every 6 months) making selection slightly more confusing, but generally was fine as they still have the Victoria’s Filet (mm, mmm, good).
So, the steak was everything I had hoped it would be, but I had forgotten certain other things. Let me see…
- Can you say bloomin‘ onion? How, oh how, could I have forgotten this? Ah, the beauty of the onion cut to resemble a blossoming flower, then dipped in batter and deep fried… And, with a sauce with a bit of horseradish, just enough to give it kick… Oh my, my mouth is watering thinking about it. Perhaps I need to have another one this week :).
- Hot dark bread fresh out of the oven. Again, I SO didn’t remember the bread. When the waiter offered it, of course I jumped on it. I had forgotten the joy of that thick, dark, bread with its grainy goodness. And the butter, melting onto the steamy bread. Ahhhhhhhhh.
- Ranch salad dressing. Now, if there’s one thing that you can’t get in Jordan (yeah I know there are many things, but allow me the poetic license), it’s good ranch dressing. And, Outback has one of the best ranch dressings out there. I missed their salad for sure.
- Sweet tea. I’ve been having FAR too much of this Southern delicacy. And, the sweet tea at the Outback was fresh, cool, refreshing, and sweet. Just the way I like it…
Only four things, but I KNOW you get the picture. Over and out from the land down under (well, not really, but I ate like I was in the land down under, right?).