brine the chicken AFTER it's put on the plate for service. The setup. After driving all day from the Keys, I didn't feel like driving for dinner.As I was checking in I noticed the hotel was located behind this place with just a 2 lane street to cross to get to. Perfect! As I went in I went into the bar section to see what kind of beer they had (the usual cheap suspects).As I waited to be seated I saw a microwave at the server's station. Being it's Fri.@ 4:45 PM it was Happy Hour. Of the 10 -15 people in the bar, none of them had any food in front of them , nor were any food specials advertised. The servers were actively engaged with the customers. My server ( the name witheled to protect the innocent). As she took my food order , I couldn't find the sides on the menu. She took me to the back of the menu ,stating the owners were more interested in their story than the items on the menu. ( CLUE I go to restaurants to eat not to study history).
Anyway the FOOD. As for the the pulled chicken dinner. The Mac and Cheese looked and tasted like it came straight out of a can (Franco- American I think). The meat was wet like it was sprayed with the saltiest water ever. The beans, they tasted like out of the can but with smoked meat added during heating. The server shortly returned and asked if the sides were warm enough (microwave anyone)?
The overall atmosphere was more bar than restaurant.
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