My #1 amigo and I decided to treat ourselves to dinner this past weekend. One of our favorite past times, besides the actual action of stuffing our faces, is to try new restaurants! Considering that we moved merely a month ago, we have been encountering mucho food in suburbialand….
Friday, we decided to try Zed’s. The outside is beautiful and surrounded by water – reminding me of a Wright building, and it’s a peaceful place to walk into. The interior is a nice combination of Houston’s and The Macaroni Grill. There is a fabulous (full) bar excluded from the restaurant with giant televisions for the sports fans. There is a heated patio and small (lap) dogs are welcome!
We started out with the Baby Bellas (8.5), baby portabella mushrooms stuffed with herbs and goat cheese served over baby spinach with a warm tomato vinaigrette. In my opinion, there was too much spinach. I would have been much happier with a light bed of arugula! Other than that one complaint, the mushrooms were properly cleaned and grit-free and the goat cheese was perfectly tangy and creamy. For dinner I had the vegetarian pasta (12), a gemelli pasta with diced winter vegetables in a light lemon butter sauce. IT WAS DELICIOUS! Amigo had the Big Pig Pork Sandwich (14) – smoked and pulled pork drenched in Shiner bbq sauce, topped with a vinegar slaw, and served on a hoagie bun with a choice of two sides. My pal ordered french fries (perfect) and……..I forget what else. The portions were large enough to create two meals from the one I ordered – munchies!
There is a lunch and dinner menu, and soon they will add a brunch menu. They just hired a pastry chef, so watch for them to revamp their current seriously lackluster dessert menu. They have live music on the weekends and may eventually expand the stage hours.
It’s a privately owned restaurant with the well-oiled staff of a large corporation – GOOD JOB, Zed’s!!
…..now, if I could only do soemthing about the name…..