Friday, April 27, 2007

Bubba Gump - I Came, I Ate, I Conquered

It was on the list of places I had to try. Bubba Gump Shirmp Co. Just 4 blocks south of my gigs at News Corp, it was destiny.

I was pleasantly surprised with my experience here. At first I was a bit embarrassed because my co-workers I went with told the host that I was a food critic with a website. Well I guess he told his manager and the guy came to the table to talk to us. We had to tell him that it was really only my little blog. Anyway he was not so impressed after that. I think he could have threw in a free dessert or something.
So to start we got Bubba's Far Out Dip. It was really good! It was pretty much spinach artichoke dip with peppers. Good idea! A bit on the greasy side, but really tasty.
For my entree I took the waiters suggestion and got the Shrimp New Orleans. It was actually outstanding. It was grilled shrimp in a spicy Cajun brown sauce with white rice. I ate the whole thing. It also came with a piece of garlic bread the size of a boat.
The most amazing thing about the meal was that I was peer pressured by Princess Lovey Dovey to try her Mahi Mahi. Usually I do not succumb to such antics but she swore I would like it. It was the first time I ate fish since fish sticks in 3rd grade. I have to say, not bad at all.
Bubba Gump also has some fab drinks. Fun Lemonades with real fruit like blueberries or strawberries. I also sampled an adult beverage (shhh!!! don't tell my bosses). It was a peach vodka drink. Not strong at all, but really tasty.
The service and atmosphere at this place is also noteworthy. Our waiter was a lot of fun and quizzed use on our Forrest Gump knowledge. I thought that was a nice touch. They also have ping pong paddles on the table which is cute.
So in conclusion, I think this place is really good. I thought it was going to be like Red Lobster, but it is different. I would say it is fresher tasting and more spicy. It was a bit on the pricey side, I mean at least you get amazing rolls before your meal at Red Lobster and a salad but, if you have one in your area check it out. I mean there is one in Bali so I bet there is one in your neck of the woods.


food snob said...

I am so happy that the Ror-dawg finally tried some fish! If only I could sell ads this way! It was really great and had a spicy sauce on top. I was also very impressed with this place. They have hot sauce already on the table, so you don't have to ask for it. Really good food for a chain and if you stay away from the fried fish and shrimp, it's pretty healthy too.

Jesse said...

That gives me an idea. Maybe I should try that line. "I'm a professional at screwing up with women and I have a website."

On second thought, maybe not.

I have never heard of this restaurant. I guess they probably don't have them in Phoenix.

A side note - 9 times out of 10 being peer pressured by PLD(Princess Lovey Dovey) is a bad idea. Last time I succumbed to her pressure I woke up in Atlantic city with a five dollar bill taped to my forehead, my arms tied behind my back and no.... Oh wait, I'm under court orders not to talk about that. My point is, you got lucky.

Andrew said...

Did you try the fish after the peach vodka? I'm impressed...I remember unsuccessfully trying to peer pressure you to eat octopus.

Next is sushi. And then I'll try octopus again. But only after you have enough Ouzo.

Did you guys make any sales calls that afternoon? I bet they were more effective.

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