Post by CMF Newsman on Jul 20, 2007 8:41:15 GMT -5
Wayne and I tried a new restaurant located at 5665 Brainerd Road last weekend. It is called Choo Choo Fish & Chicken – and basically that’s the menu.
This place is a cholesterol-lovers delight. Not all, but most everything is deep fried, although they do have a small grilled menu – but even that is served with fries.
The menu consists of Chicken Wings where you can order from three ($3.29) up to one hundred ($48.99). On the Buffalo or Honey BBQ Wings menu, you can order two hundred for $79.99.
Chicken dinners consist of your choice of gizzards, tenders, nuggets, legs or thighs ($3.99 to $8.39). Choo Choo Fish & Chicken offers a large variety of fish including Ocean Perch, Jack Salmon (Whiting), Oysters, Frog Legs, Lake Smelt and Tilapia ($6.99 to $18.99). They certainly have a variety of Catfish styles on the menu – whole, filet, tails and nuggets. I don’t ever remember seeing Catfish Tails on a menu before – maybe it’s just me, but I always leave that part.
Lowly's and I tried it. The portions are quite large, but dine-in isn't really their bag. Great for a pick-up and take home meal, though. The shrimp was very good, and the frog legs were ok, if a bit overdone. All of the condiments looked like they came from the Big Lots across the street (no name ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, etc.).
I worry about their broad selection. Keeping that much stock on hand means that it a) almost has to be frozen, and b) surely can't be fresh, and c) there is a temptation to use stuff past its prime.
They always mean beautiful things like hummingbirds. I always reply by saying that I think of a little child in east Africa with a worm burrowing through his eyeball. The worm cannot live in any other way, except by burrowing through eyeballs. I find that hard to reconcile with the notion of a divine and benevolent creator. David Attenborough, on crediting God for the wonders of the world.