Happy Friday! It’s been a long, sleepless week & I’m needing a lot of coffee this morning. Lately, Fridays have been requiring more coffee than Mondays. Could it be because of Thirsty Thursdays? Who knows.
Last night Brandon & I went to a delicious locally owned restaurant near our house thanks to some entertainment book coupons from Ashlee. We discovered Taps Bar & Grill shortly after moving into our house last summer & it quickly became one of our favorite nearby places. The menu serves up what I like to call dressed up bar food – ahi tuna, paninis, wings, gorgonzola steak salads, buffalo chicken wraps, flatbreads, etc:
& an impressive beer selection. I appreciate bars that serve microbrews & imports on tap:
I also love how Taps always seems to have at least one local Jacksonville beer. Typically, it’s Intuition Ale Works’ I-10 IPA, but Bold City Brewery’s Dukes Brown Ale makes quite a few appearances on their board as well. Jacksonville has a great emerging local beer scene & it’s nice to see local restaurants & beers supporting the movement.
Brandon went for the Cheeseburger Wrap, no Cheese:
Their french fries are amazing. I’m practically a french fry connoisseur & these were delightful. Love my fries with skin on them & not too salty & perfectly seasoned.
& I strayed from my usual Gorgonzola Steak Salad & instead ordered the Baja Chicken Salad:
I wasn’t expecting fried chicken on top of my salad, but I was pleasantly surprised by it. Crispy, with light breading & a hint of buttermilk. I’m a fan.