My friend, who I hadn’t heard from in months, called me to catch up. We figured girl talk would be much better in person and, of course, over some light cocktails.
It was a weekday, so I wanted to try out a new place with great specials.
I always ask people who enjoy a happy hour or week night special as much as I do, where they like to go. I almost always get Kaminski’s as a recommendation.
Kaminski’s is a sports bar with a sizable food and drink menu and a large dining area for families or those who don’t want to be caught in the middle of a patron screaming passionately at a football game.
I met my girlfriend there and between talking about life, love and careers, we stopped to order a cheeseburger for her, which was a six dollar Thursday night special, and a Jersey girl wrap for me, which wasn’t a special, but was very reasonably priced and full of nutrition (needed something to break up the calories of my sangria and jim bean).
Not even ten minutes after ordering, our food graced the table, smelling and looking like a million bucks.
I was really astounded by how large my friend’s burger was. It almost made me want to send my food back and get that cheese ladened mound of beef. She requested it medium well and said, in between her nibbles, that it was juicy and perfectly cooked. She’s a french fry fanatic, so she squirted ketchup over all of hand-cut potatoes and finished them quicker than she did the burger.
My whole wheat wrap was filled with grilled eggplant, spinach, mushrooms, roasted peppers and goat cheese. As you may already know, I’m a veggie “stan,” so the of grilled freshness was right up my alley. All were nicely crisp, but had a good deal of softness and warmth to them, thanks to the roasting process. The goat cheese brought such tanginess to the wrap, and gave it another flavor note. Without the goat cheese, the taste of the wrap would have been altered tremendous. The wrap was very filling, allowing me to leave half of it for lunch the next day.
Kaminski’s is a solid place for great American food and drinks. Next time, I’ll go back during happy hour to really take advantage of some killer specials.