Thursday, December 15, 2011

Rodeo Bar


I’ve been going to Rodeo Bar for years now.  Not sure why I love it so much, but I do.  In fact, I’m not the only one – Rodeo Bar was also mentioned in the opening chapters of Something Borrowed (on page 198 Rachel stops by Rodeo Bar for a drink!). 

Entrance to Rodeo Bar

Upon first look, Rodeo Bar doesn’t look like much. And then you go on inside...

Inside of Rodeo Bar - "Make Beans Not War!"

...and you realize it still doesn’t look like much.  A bit of a dive-y feel to be honest.  But its got a great bar area, big seating with more room in the back, and it begins to grow on you. 

The menu offers a bit of BBQ, a bit of Mexican, and a bit of Southern comfort food.  Basically, if you’re having a bad day this is the best place to console yourself.  Or if you’re having a good day, feel free to throw down with a margarita or beer.  Isn’t it just perfect for all moods? 

Free chips and salsa

Fried pickles!

Every table gets a basket of warm tortilla chips and salsa.  And since I’ve been going through a bit of a pickle craze lately, my gal pal was kind enough to indulge me and order the Fried Pickles as our starter.  I’m almost embarrassed to say this was my first fried pickle experience and it was glorious!  Freshly fried and crispy on the outside, crunchy salty pickleness on the inside. 

Baked Chicken Nachos

Portobello Quesadilla
For our entrees, we ordered the Chicken Nachos which were served with black beans, cheese, sour cream, jalapenos, and pico de gallo.  Although a standard nacho plate, they came out great!  This dish was baked HOT (I’m talking the dish was burning hot!).  Because the nachos were baked, the chips bame out all hot and crispy even with the cheese all the melty cheese on top (not too many soggy ones)!

We also had the Portobello Quesadilla.  This is one of my favorites to get here!  Such a simple dish, but packed with great flavor and topped with sour cream and fresh pico de gallo.  I don’t normally order quesadillas, but this is a non-negotiable here for me!

Post debacle shot ...
In our excitement of dining at Rodeo Bar, we decided to celebrate our dinner by lighting our to-go bag on fire.  Aka our paper bag hit the candle and flames were shooting out before we noticed (I'd like to take this time to quote my ridiculous friend who was dining with me: "Fire! Fire! OMG I don't know what to dooooo").   After pouring my water on top, we were left with the charred bits of to-go bag and water and ice all over our table (see pic above).  Clearly, it was time for us to go.

Clearly a dinner at Rodeo Bar is an adventure for all. I do recommend you give it a go - just don’t set the place on fire.  I’d like to return thanks.

Piggy says Yes!

Thanks for reading - Piggy KK


  1. Good news, I successfully went back later in the week so at least we know we aren't black listed.


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