Hello My Foodie Followers…tonight we dined at Smokin Betty’s (www.smokinbettys.com) located in Midtown Village aka The Gayborhood. We arrived around 7pm…Our hostess sat us in the upstair area by the windows. Our server, Eddie, a tall hipster was quick to tell us the daily specials and took our drink order. I had the usual and Al ordered a Nectar Ales Red beer. We ordered the appetizer special to share. It was a triple crab cake slider with pickled veggies, a tangy remoulade sauce, and greens. The appetizer idea worked, although I was not necessarily happy with the greens. They were very bitter and the appetizer in whole lacked something sweet to break the bitterness. The crab cake, itself, was tasty and the remoulade sauce was savory. The roll the sliders were served on, in my opinion, were unnecessary and would have been more appetizing as mini crab cakes sans the roll. It was overly doughy and heavy. A second round of drinks arrived. For our entrees, Al ordered the turkey reuben on marbled rye, fries, and a caesar salad. The sandwich looked tasty, full and filling. The french fries appeared limp and flaccid. The caesar salad was as expected, not special or interesting. I ordered the half grilled chicken with the dry spice rub. My entree came with creamy cole slaw and grilled veggies. The chicken was good..a little dry, but still good overall. The cole slaw must be a house special, as it is served on many items. It was creamy, sweet and delicious. The grilled veggies were large and rustic. Reminded me of Viking food. I think the veggies would have been more appetizing had they been cut thinner. Overall, the meal was good. The flavors were tasty and inviting. We award Smokin Betty’s a 3.5 out of 5 Diva Crowns. Bon Appetit!
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