Friday, February 8, 2013

Backwoods Bistro recap

Chris and I set out to try Backwoods Bistro, a new local restaurant, that has had reviews that are all over the place. The original location in Sopchoppy FL, and the owner decided he wanted to move to "the city" to open a location here. The location itself looks like a bit of a dive, but I was pleasantly surprised by the inside. They offer a special each day of the week, and have a varied menu, that is sure to cater to most. I was surprised not to see as much local seafood. (but being I am not big on seafood myself this didn't bother me)

Our server was prompt, and knowledgeable with both the menu and drink selection. C and I ordered drinks. He had a cider (Angry Orchard) and I had a glass of red wine. And we ordered friend green tomatoes as an appetizer. I LOVE fried green tomatoes, so I am always sure to try at a new venue. I was pleasantly that they were lightly breaded, and did not come out at all greasy. I was disappointed that they did not come with any sort of sauce. 
Chris ordered Philly type sandwich with spicy curly fries. He enjoyed his sandwich, said it was "delicious" , and his fries were just the right amount of spice. (I would of liked them a little spicier, but I love SPICY, so that that for what it is worth) I created my own pizza. It has fresh olives, mushrooms and feta. It was a good size. In fact I ate half and took the other half home for lunch the next day.

 Overall we had a good experience and will be back to give it a try again. It has a varied menu, good prices, and we experienced good customer service.  I would like to see them offer a lunch menu with smaller portions/prices.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for taking the time to share your complimentary post. I am one of the owners- my son Jesse is the chef. As a relatively new family-run restaurant, we appreciate your comments and suggestions. Actually, we are bringing on a Lunch menu in a couple weeks. Have you been to our Sunday Brunch yet? Hope to see you again soon.
    Winky Jenkins-Rice

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