Monday, January 30, 2012

Stop the Presses

I've lost that lovin' feelin', folks.  This blog was definitely fun for a time, but it seems to have run its course.  I won't be taking it offline or shutting it down, but don't expect any new content unless the spirit hits me just right.  I hope you've enjoyed my posts.  I know I've enjoyed your comments and the community this blog has surrounded me with.  Feel free to keep using my blog as a recipe book - the search option couldn't be easier! 

Monday, January 9, 2012

LongHorn Love

For our anniversary this year, Jake & I decided to head to LongHorn Steakhouse to celebrate.  We deliberated for quite awhile, took a couple recommendations, looked up menus and pricing online, and then just went with what sounded good.  It didn't hurt that I had a coupon either, though that wasn't a major factor.

LongHorn is new to Omaha.  The location we visited is on 144th, just south of West Center but they're opening one on Dodge near 76th St.  And I believe there is one in Council Bluffs now as well.

Jake had decided to go with the Prime Rib well before we had arrived.  Apparently he loves Prime Rib and due to his new low fat / low cholesterol diet restrictions, he's limited on his consumption of this fine food.  That and our pocketbook.  His meat filled the whole plate and weighed a pound.  Yes, a whole pound.  And he loved it!

I was looking forward to a new, limited time entree special: their *Lobster Stuffed Flo's Filet.  It was a 7 oz. filet - described on their website as their "guests' favorite" and their "most tender cut of beef" - stuffed in the center with a creamy lobster filling and topped with a small Lobster tail and garlic butter sauce.  The steak was fork tender and perfectly prepared.  The filling was fine, but mostly just tasted like a creamy, cheesy blend without much lobster flavor.  The garlic butter sauce complemented the dish perfectly but wasn't overpowering.  Some such sauces are a bit flavorless, though, and I felt this one was spot on.  The small lobster tail on top was the best part of the meal, though.  I wished I could have ordered an entire lobster.  I decided right then & there that an entire lobster is on my dream eating wish list.

The meal came with salads and sides, all of which were good.  Jake ordered mashed potatoes with his, even though they didn't come with gravy or a sauce, which is almost unheard of for him.  But he really liked them.  They were creamy and flavorful, he said, though he couldn't really pinpoint any exact seasonings.

Our anniversary is on January 2nd and we actually celebrated it on the exact day this year, which almost never happens for us due to holiday festivities.  And Jake said yesterday that he's ready to go back to LongHorn for more Prime Rib.  So I guess that's a positive review!

*The Lobster Stuffed Filet is no longer available.