Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Grove - Kitchen and Cocktails - Rogers, AR

Two blogs in three weeks? What?? Yep. Never happens. The Grove in Rogers is a new restaurant that has been open less than a year. Owned by a buddy & local businessman, Dave Bass. Some of you may remember Dave from his Dave's on Dickson days which was a great music venue off Dickson Street back in the day. He also owns a few bars still on Dickson Street. This new place is very modern and just a cool atmosphere with great food and plenty of televisions for your sports viewing pleasure.

My Friday lunch buddy crew and quite of few from my Tusk to Tailgate crew went up recently to try out their chicken strips. I must confess I had gone before to try their hamburgers and saw they had hand battered tenders on their kids menu so of course I had to try them. So I ordered them as a "side." Ha. They were fantastic. I told Dave you have got to put these on your regular menu as an appetizer or entree and he said he would think about it. Well just a few short months later he added them as a appetizer. He has received great reviews and is now one of his favorite new items.

One more thing. Dave recently added Kids eat free everyday to the restaurant with an adult purchase entree. A great thing to see that Grub's, Allen Brumett at Sassy's, and Jody Thornton with JJ's also offer this option.  Kids eating free is the best thing you can do in marketing in the restaurant world. Because how many of my fellow parents don't actually think about that for a minute when you are considering going out to eat with the kids? Well done guys.

The Tenders

Eight juicy tenders came out. It's an $8 appetizer and they are very good.

These are marinated in buttermilk overnight close to 24 hours. Seasoning is garlic and onion seasoning, salt, and pepper.

Hand battered strips of heaven.

9.5 out of 10 clucks

The Fries

These are fresh cut fries. Cooked evenly throughout. No sogginess here at all. Sea salt and parsley sprinkled over them.

8.5 out of 10 fries.

The Grove. Huge menu and great selection of popular american dishes. Worth the trip north.

2600 W. Pleasant Crossing Drive, Suite 60 Rogers, Arkansas

Until next time. Happy Holidays!

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