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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sundays in My Neck of the Woods


The Longhorn Steakhouse is our favorite restaurant in southern Maine.  There are 350 Longhorn restaurants in 33 states, so many of you may be familiar with the place.  We have had dinner there many times, often on special occasions and never been disappointed.


The decor is pretty much the same at each location; there are wonderful paintings of western landscapes on the walls.


Above is the Lone Star; there are cowboy boots, saddles, and black rod-iron silhouettes of cowboys and cattle and horses.  All the dark wood, leather-clad booths, and tables add to the warm, western ambiance.  


On this particular day, we stopped in for lunch.  We started off with still-warm, freshly baked dark bread with a tub of butter.


We followed that up with salad.  I apologize--I had already eaten part of it before I remembered to take a photograph.  Lettuce, chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, purple onions, shredded cheese, and crispy croutons were a pleasure to the palate.

I followed the salad with a bowl of Potato Soup and a half sandwich.  (Once again, I had slurped up most of the delicious concoction before I remembered to photograph it.!)  The soup was thick and creamy with potato chunks, shallots, bacon bits, and lots of cheese!  Mr. Eva had the  French Onion Soup with the half sandwich.  His soup also was topped with lots of cheese and some bacon bits and was every bit as tasty.

I decided to take a second shot of the sandwich, so you could get a better look at it.  We're talking shaved prime rib, lots of sauteed onions, topped with melted cheese on a crispy roll.  Yummers!  And notice the little cup of fresh made potato chips topped with melted cheese and bacon pieces above and slightly to the left of the sandwich.  They, too, were a delight, and just enough to satisfy the urge for chips!

Our waitress, Christina, was in training, but did a fine job of taking care of our needs.  When she brought the check, I stuck my debit card in the slot provided.  When she returned the check, my card was not in the slot.  I mentioned that my card was missing, and several of the staff came forward to search for it, reassuring me that the card would be found.  It turned out to be tucked  under the receipts, the whole time.  I felt a little sheepish, but the wait staff was just relieved that I had found  my card!

Our appetites were sated so we skipped the tasty desserts and left with happy tummies!  Once again, the Longhorn  Steakhouse came through with flying colors.  They definitely will keep us coming back.

Note:  We were not compensated in any way for this review.  We paid for our meals, and the opinions expressed were mine and Mr. Eva's only.

EVA

17 comments:

River said...

I like the look of the steak sandwich, it looks very filling.

Brian Miller said...

mmmm....see i can enjoy this one as we have a longhorn right here...this looks good though...that soup looks rich...

Laurie Matherne said...

Potato Soup. I have had a hankering for some this past week. It's been chilly, at least by our standards, here in Central America. I think I may fix one tomorrow. With bacon of course!

Pat said...

The food looks delicious! I've heard of the restaurant chain, but have never eaten there. Looks like I have to change that!

Laurie Kolp said...

We have one in our town, too. I know where I'm going for lunch now and what I'm getting!

Jen said...

Looks good....I've been to Longhorns....it is yummy...no matter what your choice....

StarTraci said...

Howdy from the real Lone Star (state). Looks yummy that's for sure.

Have a great week!

:-)
Traci

Sue said...

That prime rib sandwich looks just that...PRIME!

=)

ipenka said...

Wow, that looks good. Wish there was one here in CA.

Btw, what is that between the soup and the sandwich? Couldn't tell.

Penelope said...

Amazingly enough, we don't have Longhorn Steakhouse in Texas!

Eva Gallant said...

Jen: That's the truth!

StarTraci: Thanks for dropping by! Howdy back at you!

ipenka: That was a little cup of freshly made potato chips with cheese and bacon on them!

Penelope: Wow, that's hard to believe! Thanks for dropping by!

MomFashion: Welcome! Thanks for following; see you soon!

Kristy said...

I love dark type steak houses. I love feeling "cozy" when I eat and go out to dinner. Probably makes me spend and eat more.

Al Penwasser said...

Ah, Longhorn! They shore put out a tasty mess a vittles, pardner, ayuh!

qandlequeen said...

Okay, now I'm hungry... thanks!

Unknown Mami said...

Saying it's your favorite is a big deal because you guys are kind of restaurant sluts. I mean that in a good way. If this place keeps you coming back it must be good.

tsonodablog said...

O.M.G. I LOVE Longhorn Steakhouse! Now I'm hungry, thanks a lot. I can't eat late due to heartburn yuckies. I can't even remember the last time I went to Longhorn. I know it was good though. It always is!

Eva Gallant said...

Terri: I have eaten at Longhorn dozens of times over the years and have never been disappointed.