While meeting with the editor this week, it was brought to my attention that someone had brought in a suggestion for me. I received your message so, on Wednesday evening, my guest and I made our way over to check the restaurant out.
Part of the message was for me to order something that is not on the menu — chicken quesadillas. In conversations with acquaintances, I have found out that it is well known that you order chicken quesadillas and that they are, in fact, fantastic. So considering I frequent the restaurant at least on a biweekly basis, I will order that the next time I am in on my time.
Facility: As far as parking, there is plenty of parking at City Limits and if it gets full, there’s more down the highway.
The building appears to be taken care of and in addition to the seating inside, there is also an area outside. One comment I would make is the restrooms are a bit outdated. As we entered the building, three people said hello to us and welcomed us. If you have never been here, you seat yourself wherever you would like. Our server’s name was Alyssa and she was very attentive.
Food: The menus are available at the table by the salt and pepper shakers, so it’s not necessary to wait for one to be delivered by your server. For drinks, we ordered a margarita ($4.50) and a strawberry daiquiri ($5.75) and, of course, waters.
There is a wide variety of appetizers, but we settled on the jalapeño strips with ranch ($5.75). They were served hot and golden fried. The jalapeño spear had the perfect breading and when dipped in a zesty ranch dressing, it is very flavorful.
For dinner, I ordered the bacon cheeseburger ($7.50) with a small order of fries ($2.75). When I bit into the burger, it tasted like it had been cooked on a grill. The bun was toasted and the bacon was crunchy. The veggies were fresh and the flavor all together was amazing. The fries were homestyle, with a little of the peel on them, and they did have salt on them when they were brought out. The burger is something I haven’t had but I will certainly enjoy this choice again in the future.
My guest ordered the chicken fried steak ($8.75) with a side of gravy. She got a dinner salad with ranch and a side order of fries. She received her salad first. It was fresh and the veggies were crisp. The chicken fried steak’s presentation was wonderful. I am not sure, but the meat looked like top round or possibly cube steak. It didn’t appear to be something frozen out of the box and filled with soybeans. It was cooked golden brown but I didn’t taste any seasoning. Combine it with the gravy and it was just right.
In my reading this week, there were mixed messages about salting meat before cooking it. There was, however, a solid message that patrons usually prefer to season their own food. This might certainly explain some of the experiences I’ve been having over the last few weeks and why the food hasn’t been seasoned.
One thing I found interesting is mashed potatoes are not offered as a side with the chicken friend steak.
There wasn’t really much of a selection for dessert. When we ask, our server told us that they only had one kind of cheesecake. I think it was caramel turtle that she mentioned. When she got to the kitchen, she was informed they didn’t have that either. They were serving pomegranate cheesecake ($4.50). This sparked my curiosity, as I had never heard of this choice in my past dining adventures. It was tart mixed with a smooth, plain cheesecake on the bottom and was refreshingly good.
Final Thoughts: One thing I really appreciated with this dining experience is that Alyssa was fantastic at pacing the meal. It was approximately four minutes to get our appetizer and about 12 minutes before our meal was delivered. This allowed us time to enjoy our beverages and our appetizer before the meal arrived.
They were very busy yet the atmosphere was very relaxed. So if you’re looking for a place to unwind after a hard week at work, this would be a great place to do just that.
How about you? Do you have a “go to” place? Why do you choose that particular place? Let me hear from you.