Monday, October 29, 2012

Bonefish Grill Offers More Bang for Less Buck

Let me get this out of the way right up front: I’m not a chain-restaurant fan. There are at least a dozen reasons why I’d rather dine at independently owned restaurants, but I’ll save those for another time.

This post is primarily dedicated to spotlighting a showcase dish at Bonefish Grill. Anyone who’s ever dined at Bonefish is familiar with the wildly popular signature starter bang bang shrimp. I’d like to go on record and make this proclamation: bang bang shrimp is the best appetizer on any menu at any restaurant. Period.

Worth every penny of the nearly $10 tariff, the lightly fried crustaceans likely comprise mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce, hot chili sauce, cornstarch and scallions. Somehow the dish manages to provide a spicy kick without overpowering the palate.  

Image courtesy of Bonefish Grill

The one drawback: This is an exceedingly fattening menu item. Coming in at more than 1,100 calories for the entire dishful, bang bang shrimp is certainly splurge-worthy, but it’s best to share with someone to offset the load.

As if any of us needs further temptation, bang bang shrimp is available all day on Wednesdays for just $5. God bless the folks at Bonefish Grill!

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