I had meant to type up the Flavor Express post for Terry’s Terrace roughly two weeks ago, but someone decided to make her appearance early. This is also the reason why there has been a bit of silence from the (sometimes) weekly posts. With that little tidbit mentioned, I apologize for my sudden absence and will return to posting weekly again.
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My husband and I were visited by my best friend and her fiance on March 2nd. To celebrate me being 38 weeks pregnant and her being 7 weeks pregnant, we all decided to go out for dinner. My husband found this place in Harrison Township, Michigan from Facebook and since no one had ever been there, we decided to give it a go.
Being pregnant and having been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes, I had to be careful on what I ate and drank. My husband, on the other hand, was encouraged to get himself a drink. He ended up getting four with this nifty menu item – the Beer Sampler. The restaurant was only having this special for a short while, and it just so happened that the day we went was the last day they had it. The picture gives a good general look on the drinks, but doesn’t really say much. I’ll explain the drinks from left to right.
The White Stout was called Dragon’s Milk (6% abv) and had a bitter taste to it. Next to it was an IPA called the Tangerine Space Machine (6.8% abv) and had a sweet yet earthy taste to it. One more to the right was the Frosted Harbor (5.4% abv), a raspberry ale that tasted very sweet. Finally all the way on the right was the Blueberry Frosted Pastry (8.6% abv), an IPA that was also very sweet and my husband’s favorite out of the four. I’m personally not a beer drinker so this was the best description I could give.
Appetizers We Tried
Our appetizers were probably the main reason we decided to return to this place. We ordered two different kinds and split them between the four of us. The first was the Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms. It looked better than the menu described it. Sweet crab shredded and stuffed into a mushroom cap with Monterey Jack cheese and red onions. I’ve never really been a fan of mushrooms, but the sweetness from the crab combined with the salty flavors of the cheese really mellowed out the earthy undertones the mushroom gave off.
Cajun Filet Mignon Bites
The second appetizer was the Cajun Filet Mignon Bites. These were probably my favorite because of the amount of spice they had. Pan seared in a Cajun red wine reduction and served with scallions, red peppers and house made garlic bread; these definitely won my heart and stomach over. The tender, melt-in-your-mouth feel from the steak combined with the sweet and spice of the Cajun sauce really make the dish come together.
My husband’s entree were the Cod Sliders. These were two very filling sliders comprised of and-cut Atlantic Cod, house-made coleslaw and pickles. To my surprise, the Cod didn’t have a very fishy taste to it like I expected, and the coleslaw was tangy and even had the house-made authentic taste to it. The only thing I didn’t really care for was the tartar sauce that came with it. However, this was completely optional for me to taste. As an aspiring food critic though, I feel it important to try everything.
Hangover Burger – GD Style
Being the pregnant person with Gestational Diabetes, I had to special order my entree. With it being a burger, I couldn’t have it with the bun or else my blood sugar would spike. So, I ordered it with a tortilla instead. It did make it a bit harder to eat, however. My burger was comprised of an Angus beef patty, a lightly fried egg, bacon, Jack Daniels BBQ sauce, and cheddar jack cheese. Having forgotten I had an egg on my burger, I broke the yolk when I pressed the top tortilla onto it. Despite that, the beef was perfectly cooked through, and the broken yolk mixed with the BBQ sauce created a very unique taste that very lightly sweetened the bacon and the beef.
The atmosphere of the restaurant was very active and busy, but not the type of busy that causes your server to forget you ordered a cocktail and you get handed a Sprite. It appeared the servers – even the ones that had only been there for a few weeks – all knew what to expect on a Saturday night and handled everything perfectly. Drinks were constantly filled and our food came out in a timely manner.
Now that I don’t have to worry about what I eat too much and I don’t have to check my blood sugar every few hours, I do plan on returning to this place to try something new. I do hope you guys enjoyed this little ride on the Flavor Express, and don’t forget to keep an eye out in your email for when I go somewhere new.
I hope you enjoyed this little read. My husband and I try to go to new and exciting places as much as we can to share the different types of food these places create. It may get a little harder now, but I will still do my best for you.
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