Friday, February 25, 2022

Overheard at Table 2: BJ's Brewhouse

BJ's Brewhouse, Beryland TX

Went to BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse after dropping off some jewelry to be repaired at the nearby Jarrod's.  Friday night, 6:00pm, the place was already bustling.  The obviously bored hostess told us it'd be a 20 minute wait.  She was spot on about the time, but when we asked to change our seating from 2 to 3 (because we decided to ask our son to join us), she appeared tremendously irritated.

When she finally took us to be seated, she showed us a table.  My wife asked if we could have a nearby booth.  She slapped the menus down on the table and said, "I'll guess I'll see what I can do" and walked off.  We sat.

After 5 minutes, she brought another family to the booth.  I told my wife, "I suppose that's a 'no,' then."

The waiter was much more friendly, but that's because he had the glassy-eyed looked of the pleasantly stoned.  He did seem a bit perplexed that we only were drinking water, though.  We ordered the Avocado rolls and a soup, a burger, and Mediterranean tacos.

Avocado rolls: tortillas well-crisped, and yes there was definitely avocado, but they were mushy.  Among us we determined that the unpleasantness came from lack of texture.  Texture, not many understand, is an important element in food.  Some more chunky tomatoes or carrot slices would help.

The burger was decent, although a bit on the greasy side.  I was quite pleased with the Mediterranean tacos, even though the yogurt sauce was more like water than what you normally expect with your gyro-style dishes.

When our waiter came to bag our food, he was surprised when we asked for the check.  He thought he'd already given it to us.  He might do well to lay off the doobage until after his shift.

All in all, it was food.  Decent price.  Service a bit dicey, but frankly, that's about as good as it gets these days.


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