Toro - the nightclub with the mechanical bull - and is in the spot that used to house Cafe Istanbul. The Levee is decorated for the holidays and looked really nice.
There's the hubby - with his perfect form. Ugh - stupid boys.
We were barraged with food and she prepared us for this - so we just tasted a few bites of everything and then went home with a STACK of to-go boxes.
This is a meal in itself with a plentiful helping of the sp fries. The fries were a little overdone as was the tuna. I guess I shouldn't expect perfection from a bowling alley. I have to say I like that they had tuna as an option though - it's unique.
Most of the times things like this are filled with what my best friend growing up called "monkey meat" - some unidentifiable meat substance that you just eat without asking questions. This had chicken and you knew it! Yeah!
Tomato & Cheese Smores ($5.50). Toasted sandwiches with fresh basil, roasted tomatoes and melted fresh mozzerella. I pretty much wanted to polish off the plate - but knew the rest of the food was coming - it killed me to not eat them all. We didn't pack them up as reheating probably wouldn't be so good. But these were REALLY great! I'll definitely be getting these again.
$2 Tuesday where pizzas are $2 (after 9pm) and during happy hour the cheese or pepperoni pizzas are only $2.
Smokey Bones last holiday season. These were better because they were salty! (I love salt) The sauces were queso, honey mustard and herbed butter - all good but the queso was the best match with the salt.
And because I'm a dork - here's a picture of the floor with the lights on...
And now - with the lights off! It's hard to see but the pattern on the floor is funky and shows up under the black light.
Brooke also sent out their Grilled Chicken Spinach Salad ($8) which I must have forgotten to take a picture of. She said she lives on this salad - and it was good. The dressing is a light raspberry vinaigrette and it has grilled chicken, almonds, dried cranberries and GOAT CHEESE! Can't go wrong there. The chicken was really dry - but the salad was good.
This cake seriously is huge - I definitely took 90% of this home. My friend Lou would probably like this - it's a simple chocolate cake - nothing fancy - no fruit, etc... It was pretty good - but kinda dry. I mean - for a big ass huge piece of cake - it's good and the ice cream is great. My friend Danielle - who is tiny and athletic - would also love this - she has a secret "dessert pocket" that she is always filling up!
Why Should You Go? Let me start by saying - yes - our night of fun was free (we did tip our staff obviously - they were running stuff out all night!) - but I'm an objective hussy - so you know - I always tell it like it is.
We really enjoyed our night at Star Lanes and will definitely be back. Is the food earth-shattering? Well no - but it is good? Better than average I'd say for "bar food". The staff was super-friendly and the bowling isn't that expensive. They have lots of specials - so check their promo page for something that works in your schedule (Mommy & Me, Girls Night Out, etc...) They also did have some stand out items (smores & fish) that will get us back in the door.
Brooke did say that Sat/Sun afternoons are their most affordable times with games being $2 each and shoes $3 (I think that's what it was) - so you can bowl a couple of games for like $10 per person.
So yeah - I really enjoyed Star Lanes and we'll definitely be back.
They gave me a pair of passes good for a free game of bowling and free shoe rental. Since most people will go with someone - we'll give these away to one person. These are only good Sunday-Thursday and not good for the month of December - so you'll have to hold onto them until January to use them. But enjoy!
How to Enter:
Post a comment below on why you like bowling or why you don't like bowling - yeah that's it! Be sure to leave a way to contact you (twitter or email) and I'll pick a winner next Tuesday!
Good Luck and Happy Thanksgiving!