Twin Peaks, Orlando
For one: Twin Peaks offers up their own beers (two varieties), as well as a plentiful assortment of other brews from smaller companies, and the small print at the bottom of the beer menu indicates they have those major label brews. Still, Ed was tickled to get a manly sized Bell's Oberon, while I went with a girl-size of Abita's Purple Haze. I saw that they had the lovely Leinies, but the hanging decor indicated it was Canoe Paddler, which we'd tried last month and weren't thrilled with. Beers are served extremely cold in frosty mugs-in fact, mine developed icebergs!
The menu is small, and leans towards hearty, manly-type meals. This is a good thing when you're feeding two locusts and a husband with a big appetite. As we were really hungry, I was left with the decision to order an appetizer and I went for something that ended up being HUGE: the barbeque nachos.
These hit the spot: tangy barbeque sauce, tender pork, ample cheese, with beans that were like a puree near the bottom. A word to the wise, there are a stack of naked chips in the bottom of the mound-if you dig these out first, you'll be able to spread the goodness more evenly across your chips. To be honest, Ed liked these so much that he ignored the fries that came with his sandwich.
There was a nice twist on the offerings. GameTeen saw the Hangover burger and was determined to get it: a burger with an egg and bacon on top, what could be better? There is no picture because in true locust fashion, he devoured the thing before I had a chance to get a picture. It was declared excellent and I suspect he will now be bugging us to return soon.
Meanwhile, Ed and I both thought the steak sliders sounded perfect and ordered them. Steak is really a misnomer, these were pot roast bites on garlic toast, served with au jus and a horseradish dip and steak fries. They were tender and lightly seasoned-the horseradish made them perfect. With my first, I spread the horseradish on the bread, which was a waste: dip the end of the sandwich in the ramekin of dip. It's a little messier, but you get that in your face bite that makes it taste even better. The steak fries were seasoned with blend similar to old bay: not bad, but they're really cannon fodder.