I don’t really like my job today. However, once in a while you come across something that seems unjust and I’m lucky to have the opportunity to correct it.
On my first visit there, I was greeted warmly and seated immediately. My beverage order was filled promptly and my server answered questions about the menu. While I was waiting for my order, I noticed the place was filling up with people. They were coming to see a man named Dale who sings there a few nights per week. Many restaurants offer live music as a means to attract customers, but I have to say, this gentleman was worth coming to hear. His rendition of “Memory” from the famed musical “Cats” was unbelievable. I had to stop my conversation just to listen to him. HIs range and his showmanship were amazing and he chose the little enclave of Gulfport to entertain a growing, loyal audience. I was blown away by his talent. Truly.
The ribeye steak I requested came in short order. It was huge (14 oz.), cooked perfectly rare to my liking and was served with what I would call Potatoes Dauphinoise (basically scalloped potatoes) and some sauteed vegetables. One of the things that struck me about this dish was the pleasant hint of nutmeg in the potatoes. The vegetables (zucchini, etc.) were also cooked with care and were very tasty. Often, side dishes are treated as an afterthought, but that was not the case here. The steak was of very good quality and was seasoned as one would expect, with a mushroom demi glace to die for.