I somehow find a way to get a few free meals out of one particular day; my birthday to be exact. The final count should end at four, maybe five. I’ve been celebrating my birthday with food for about a week now and it’s been fantastic.
My most recent dining experience has got to be one for the books. Awesome atmosphere, amazing food, and one hell of a piano player. My parents took me to A Bull in the Alley. It’s a restaurant and piano bar pretty much hidden in an alley. No real sign besides the small Bull above the door. And the door is a huge green door that looks like a set of shutters. Once you figure out how to get in you walk into a magnificent little piano bar where the green, gold, and black decor make you feel like you’re the absolute shit.
They don’t have a cocktail menu and the wine list is bigger than the menu itself but I kind of like that I wasn’t overwhelmed with so many options. We started off with shrimp cocktail and crabcakes. Both were just average but still good.
They have the option to do a table steak. It was simply a porterhouse that was all shared. It had a pretty hefty price tag of $43 per person but it worth every penny we spent. It was marinated to perfection and cooked exactly how we ordered it. I believe they cooked it in butter so you know it was all good in my book. I may not be a fan of Paula Dean the person but I believe in that butter lovers methods of cooking. As with most steakhouses the sides were family style so we went with their potatoes and seasonal vegetable which happened to be brussel sprouts. I secretly love brussel sprouts. It’s one of those vegetables that has a bad rap but they can really be as healthy or fattening as you would like.
Of course for me the star of the show was the dessert. While we were sitting there I noticed this half of a mountain stroll by so I asked the server what it was and it was a turtle pie. I really would have gotten the caramel and chocolate chunk of heaven if we weren’t so full and could stand to stuff the dessert into our full bellies. It had ice cream in it so it was a no-go-joe in our book but the cheesecake on the other hand was fair game. So they brought out the most massive slice of cheesecake I’ve ever seen just so I could get a good picture of it and then boxed it up for us to take home.
Before I end this post I have to give a shout out to the entertainment. They had a piano behind the bar where this man played all the hits and took requests. We got a good laugh a few times because he played in one key and sang in another but that’s not the point. He was entertaining and lively and made the evening really fun: he even played some GAP Band for us.
I definitely recommend you check out The Bull in the Alley, even if it’s just to sit at the bar and have a few drinks and enjoy the piano man. Another successful meal in the books!