Thursday, October 1, 2009
You are what you eat / Rosie's Italian Grille
Hogfish - all I could picture was Pumba from the Lion King with a fake fin swimming in a baby pool when I heard this. However, when the waiter at Rosie's Italian Grille informed us that it was last evening's special and a fish that feeds on crabs and lobsters and thus takes on their flavors, I was interested.
Last night's birthday dinner for Sal was excellent. I did, in fact, choose the creepy sounding Hogfish, and it did have some lobster qualities about it. I think it would have tasted better if I had not been staring at Stromboli, spaghetti, manicotti, and the Italian sausage all around me. Somehow baked fish and steamed broccoli tastes less good when you are looking at such amazing Italian specialties.
Have you been to the newish Rosie's on McCord? It is the only one left in Toledo and is pretty upscale. No more red plastic booths, no more red plastic cups, no more buffet line - but yes, there is HOT MAMA BREAD! The decor is very Tuscan-esque and the food is to die for. It is very much on par with Bravo and Trio but better since we know half the kitchen! Danny even told me that Rosie's flies in their seafood from the Florida Keys fresh daily! Insane!
Hit up Rosie's next time you are looking for a place to eat.