I have to tell you, I’ve actually been to Old Iron Post a couple of other times with a friend. We usually order the street tacos and beverages. I really enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. I saw during Memorial Day they were promoting a burger that looked like it had waffles as the bun, with bacon and peanut sauce. Unfortunately, they do not offer that burger all the time.
Before today, I had never had their burgers. Shame on me.
Wednesday. at approximately 5:30 p.m., my guest and I made our way to Old Iron Post in the Square in downtown Sherman. This restaurant is located at 101 North Travis.
Parking: Since it’s on the square you just have to drive to find a parking spot. Fortunately, after 5 p.m., this gets a lot easier.
Food: When we entered the restaurant there is a sign encouraging us to seat ourselves. The host came to our table and he brought us menus and let us know someone would be there shortly to take our order. Wednesdays are $2 margaritas so we went ahead and ordered a mango Rita to start our dining experience.
For an appetizer, we ordered monkey balls. This is a stuffed mushroom, that has a blend of cheese and herbs, fried golden, and served with ranch dressing. This appetizer was amazing. I thought I could taste a little bit a rosemary, with maybe a kick of cayenne pepper in the cheese filling. They came out piping hot and fresh.
For my meal, I ordered the jalapeño, cream cheese burger ($10.95) This is a half-pound burger topped with jalapeños, cream cheese, grilled onions and sautéed mushrooms. All of that served on a toasted bun. I ordered sweet potato fries as my side, and, although they came with ketchup, I prefer a ranch dressing with mine. This burger was off-the-chart good. The flavor explosion with this burger cannot be described, it must be experienced.
My guest ordered the Texas cheesesteak ($10.50) — sirloin steak, pepper jack cheese, caramelized onions and fresh jalapeños, piled high on a sourdough roll and topped with southwest ranch.
For her side, she ordered elote (Mexican street corn). Have you ever tried this corn before? I could eat it all by itself and probably a lot of it. The steak was so tender and the combination of all of those flavors really complement one another.
For dessert, we ordered the Sasquatch ($6.75). Rich chocolate cake with layers of fluffy cream cheese icing prepared with 903 Brewers’ Sasquatch imperial chocolate milk stout. When he brought our dessert out, the cake was so big I thought it was at the wrong table. This cake is out-of-this-world good. Very moist, very flavorful.
Final thoughts: Our servers name was Justin and he was outstanding. The flow of our food from the appetizer, to our meal, to our dessert, was right on point. He was knowledgeable and extremely pleasant.
I am giving them 5 forks.
Have you had a great food experience lately? Tell me about it. Somewhere you want me to try, put it in the comments.
Happy Father’s Day weekend to all you dads.