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Happy Hour: Neighborhood Joint

Happy Hour:  Neighborhood Joint

Happy Hour: Neighborhood Joint

After spending a rainy Saturday afternoon watching cooking shows on grilling, Hubs and I decided we needed some red meat for dinner.  Luckily, one of our local neighborhood joints does a respectable prime rib for a reasonable price, so we didn’t have to drive far to T-Bonz Grille and Taphouse.  As expected, I got a beautifully seasoned slab of juicy, medium rare goodness.

Prime rib at T-Bonz

Prime rib at T-Bonz

 

While we were there, we noticed they had some decent Happy Hour specials offered Monday through Friday from 3-7 PM and all day Sunday.  Since we were there on a Saturday night, we knew we would have to return soon to try them for ourselves.  Turns out, “soon” was the very next evening.

After a long day of yard work, we rewarded ourselves with appetizers and drink specials at Sunday’s all-day HH.  They have 40 beers on tap, as well as specialty cocktails.  As an extra bonus, they had special Game Day drinks for when the Baltimore Orioles were playing.  We decided on $5 Orange Crushes, named after O’s power hitter Chris “Crush” Davis, and settled into our generously-sized appetizers–all $3 off regular price.

Appetizers at T-Bonz

Appetizers at T-Bonz

 

Hubs’ favorite was the house chili macaroni & cheese, served with housemade tortilla chips (top center, above).  Nice combination of meaty, chunky chili over creamy mac & cheese.  My favorite was the loaded house cut fries–we got ours with bacon & cheese.  Served with a creamy ranch sauce, it was reminiscent of a loaded baked potato with all the fixings.  We also ordered the rib “teaser” (appetizer-sized portion of their house BBQ ribs) and the steamed shrimp, which were liberally seasoned with Old Bay.  We’ve had the ribs there before, so we knew they’d be tender and good.  The shrimp were good-sized, but a bit over-seasoned.  It came with potatoes and onions, which needed some sort of broth to keep them moist.

The spread pictured above was more than enough food for the both of us.  We were plenty full by the end of the night, and well-sauced from our Orange Crushes.  We actually brought our kids back with us a few days later, and the appetizer portions were a little smaller.  I guess it’s hit-or-miss with the portion sizes.

Overall, a good and relatively inexpensive outing for a neighborhood joint.  What’s your favorite neighborhood eatery?

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