Mom/Dad Went to Court!

10 May

The Olde Courthouse Tavern that is – snorts with piggy laughter.  This is Wednesday so welcome to Travels in the South my friends.  Mom/dad heard about this fabulous restaurant that is a couple of towns over from us called the Olde Courthouse Tavern.  They met some friends and visited it a while back and I’ll tell you something, their food porn pictures made my little tummy rumble with excitement.  I’m actually going to have to break up this restaurant in a couple of weeks – there was way too many yum yum’s to share.  So today, we are going to start with some appetizers.

Dad is a sucker for fried cauliflower.  At this point in his life, if this is the only way that mom can get dad to eat his veggies, so be it – snorts with piggy laughter.  The restaurant cuts up cauliflower, batters it (of course here in the south you should learn by now we batter and fry anything and everything) and fry until golden brown.  They serve the fried cauliflower with a creamy horseradish sauce on the side.  Of course, mom/dad asked for extra sauce.  Now again, dad has had his share of fried cauliflower over the years so the question is how did this rank with him?  Between grunts of yum and rumblings of I can’t get enough, dad said that the restaurant scored BIG time on this appetizer.  Dad said it was some of the best fried cauliflower that he has had in some time.  Mom was surprised as well.  The bites were cut small enough for one bite and the horseradish sauce had just enough kick to say hello without setting your mouth on fire.  Both mom/dad loved it!

Anywhere that mom goes and sees pretzels, she has to try them.  This restaurant has traditional salt pretzels served with beer cheese sauce, one of mom’s favorites.  Mom is pretty picky when it comes to her pretzels.  If she is going to indulge in any bread product, it better be good.  What did mom say about these?  She loved them!  The pretzels had just enough salt – they weren’t overpowered like some can be that you immediately need water and they had enough salt where you could taste the salt.  The beer cheese was creamy and really added to the pretzels.  Even dad couldn’t keep his hands off these pretzels.  So score two out of three so far.

Now for the onion rings.  Out of the three appetizers, everyone agreed that the onion rings were the least favorite.  Don’t get them wrong.  They were tasty and crunchy.  They looked as fantastic as they tasted.  However, they just didn’t have the same pizazz that the other two appetizers had.  Yes they would get them again but they wouldn’t be at the top of mom/dad’s list.  Now join us next week to check out some entrees that everyone enjoyed – you don’t want to miss it!





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21 responses to “Mom/Dad Went to Court!

  1. easyweimaraner

    05/10/2017 at 1:42 am

    ooooh that is food-heaven… I would accept to be sentenced there for a lifetime… the pretzels….aaaah… I want one…

    • Piglove

      05/10/2017 at 10:00 am

      Those pretzels were mom’s favorites for sure. That woman is such a sucker for those things. And the beer cheese – yummy – her words not mine since they didn’t bring me back anything again. Tapping hooves…XOXO – Bacon

  2. Doug Thomas

    05/10/2017 at 5:52 am

    Haven’t had one of those soft pretzels in years…. Darn! With mustard, though, and a nice mug of beer.

    • Piglove

      05/10/2017 at 10:02 am

      AMEN! But I have to say, mom said that beer cheese was heavenly and wonderful. She saved what was left of the cheese and used it to dunk dad’s sweet potato tots in. That was delicious. XOXO – Bacon

  3. sheilaenglehart

    05/10/2017 at 6:58 am

    Oh, my. Fried stuff and beer cheese? If you’re gonna go, that’s a luscious way to do it. Course, a good frier could make my shoes tasty.

    • Piglove

      05/10/2017 at 10:03 am

      I know! Thank goodness mom/dad have cut way back on fried foods. But this date, they were in fry heaven for sure with all of these goodies. Just wait until next week when you see the entrees. OMP! XOXO – Bacon

  4. katsrus

    05/10/2017 at 7:22 am

    Sounds like a good place to eat.
    Sue B

    • Piglove

      05/10/2017 at 10:03 am

      It was very homey and quaint. Kind of a small place but the food and staff were outstanding! XOXO – Bacon

  5. CarolMaeWY

    05/10/2017 at 8:26 am

    Nice of that olde courthouse to serve yummy appetizers while you wait. 😉

    • Piglove

      05/10/2017 at 10:03 am

      They were delicious. Just wait until you see the entrees next week. Licking my piggy lips. XOXO – Bacon

  6. The Florida Furkids

    05/10/2017 at 10:29 am

    Oh wow…..everything looks DEEEE-LISH!!!! Now Mom is hungry!!

    The Florida Furkids

    • Piglove

      05/10/2017 at 11:06 am

      I’m sorry. Snorts with piggy laughter. Mom/dad said they want to go back there one day – you know the next time mom has a cheat day. XOXO – Bacon

  7. Ladybuggz

    05/10/2017 at 3:12 pm

    You guys eat strange stuff! Well, except the onion rings! lol…

    • Piglove

      05/10/2017 at 4:06 pm

      Snorts with piggy laughter. And that was the least favorite of mom/dad. Good but the other two were so much more yummier. XOXO – Bacon

  8. Amy

    05/10/2017 at 6:31 pm

    I’ve made deep fried cauliflower and we love it! That one looks delic and enough for a family. 🙂

    • Piglove

      05/11/2017 at 9:42 am

      There was plenty for everyone at our table and then some. It was so delicious!

  9. Dennis the Vizsla

    05/14/2017 at 10:47 am

    hello bacon its dennis the vizsla dog hay wot is that is that fryed fuds??? i think i see my dada drooling!!! ha ha ok bye

    • Piglove

      05/15/2017 at 10:58 am

      Fried foods all the way baby. That’s how my dad rolls. Snorts with piggy laughter. Wait until you see this week’s. Oh my piggy heavens! XOXO – Bacon

  10. Tails Around the Ranch

    05/19/2017 at 3:18 pm

    Oh yum, that fried cauliflower sounds divine!

    • Piglove

      05/22/2017 at 9:49 am

      It was dad’s favorite for sure! He still talks about how good it was. XOXO – Bacon


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