Old Friends at One Eyed Mike’sJuly 25, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Travels | 2 Comments
What a fun day of blogging goodness. I’m so glad Dara invited me to speak at the Great Grapes Annapolis festival today. It really lit my blogging fire again to get back to my big backlog of posts I want to write! And it always makes me happy to see the ladies and hear whats the latest goings on.
So my good old friend Pinal was in town the weekend of the 4th of July and so we decided to get together and two of our other friends, Offie and Karen joined us! Offie really wanted to go to Fells point and so I started thinking about great places to eat down there. Ned had raved about the outdoor seating and exceptionally tasty food at One Eyed Mike’s in the past so I chose that!
The food was great, the service was great and I love how a hole in the wall kind of bar can have such a lovely outdoor patio and tasty things to eat! And they have lots and lots of grand marnier and that is always a good thing.
Jen (my new roomate Jen in FREDERICK!!!) just told me a great fun thing about One Eyed Mike’s. Apparently they close at 1 am, but they spread the “info” right before then and everyone buys a shot of grand marnier and they turn out the lights and everyone does a shot. The thought is that is much more kind on us patrons to turn out the lights and have a fun shot instead of turning up the lights and start yelling! I like it. We didn’t stay that late, but if we did that would be nice. The other cool and most important thing about OEM’s is the bottles and bottles of Grand Marnier. You can purchase one and keep it in the long cabinets for your enjoyment whenever you want!
I love this hanging sculpture, right behind the bar.
So after a nice visit to the bar and a surprise appearance from Dara and her husband Tom (love seeing you everywhere lady!) we went back to the back patio and had our dinner. We started with a cheese plate and that was a very good idea. There was a cheddar, comte, bleu, gouda, and one other that escapes me. Paired with some tasty cracker, nicoise olives and sausage bites, it was deeelish.
Then we got our sandwiches. Pinal got the meatball sub: ‘A generous portion of homemade meatballs and marinara sauce served on a toasted sub roll with melted provolone and parmesan cheese.’ Have you ever seen something so tasty?? Yeah he loved it, everyone loved their meals. I don’t exactly recall what everyone especially liked about their sandwiches but the plates were clean about 20 minutes later, so there ya go.
Offie got the reuben: ‘Lean pastrami that’s warmed and smothered in sauerkraut, served with swiss cheese and thousand island dressing on toasted rye bread.’ Oh that fresh meat just looks so appetizing.
Karen got the Duke: ‘This is One-Eyed Mike’s answer to a hearty club sandwich. Served on triple tiered toasted white bread with smoked turkey, Virginia baked ham, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion and mayo.’ Defnitely one heck of a club sandwich! All of the club sandwiches came with chips and either coleslaw or pasta salad.
Here’s my coleslaw. Not as good as Andy Nelson’s in my opinion, but very fresh and tangy. And there was my french dip au jus! Oh au jus I love you!
Here was my french dip. I don’t get these sandwiches very often so I don’t really have the taste repertoire built up to be an “authority” but this one was good. The bread was perfectly toasty to hold up to the au jus and the meat and cheese were perfect. I could defnitely go for this the next time they eat there!
And here was the lovely outdoor setting. Idyllic, no??