Its 9pm on a Monday and I had just finished a long day of pouring over press theories in authoritarian governments and tutoring the football team. My brain was shot and I was suppose to meet a friend for a well needed vodka tonic at Tabu, the local gay sports bars on 12th and Locust.
The place was pretty crowded for a Monday night with people lining the bars watching football/basketball/baseball/I don’t know pick one, if it was up to me they be playing Family Guy on the big screen. I walked up to the bar about to crabbily demand some liquid sustenance when a tiny rumble escaped my belly. I thought to myself, I probably don’t need the empty calories anyways and asked if the kitchen was still opened.
Lo and behold, the kitchen was opened till 10pm and it was 930pm. I took a seat at the back and eyed a list of burger, nachos and chicken fingers. Urgh, maybe that vodka tonic was a better caloric option. Then, I look down at their salad list. Now normally I am not very excited about salads (balsamic= boring) but if I ate a hoagie right now I would go to bed feeling like a pageant cow so I opt for the Tabu salad with grilled chicken instead($6.95 + $3 for the chicken(Got to have that protein)).
Thank God, I managed to complete that thought before the server came because when he did I must have slurred like a stroke victim for a few seconds as he took my order. (Read: OMFG! If there was God’s signature on a face it would be this man) I will not dribble on any further because I can easily fill in two pages about the beauty of this fine specimen and that’s for another blog.
The salad came in a good size portion and originally called for pomegranate vinaigrette but I opt for the light Thai vinaigrette instead and it blended seamlessly with the mixed greens grilled chicken and cashew nuts. The chicken was juicy and tender and the hidden julienne green apples that I found gave the salad that wonderful sour crunch. Each bite resurrected the brain cells I had lost during my star struck coma and I feel full and not stuffed at the end of the meal. Although I would have like some stuffing… Ok I have to stop.
Is your server single?
10/5 for the server