De-Christmas-ifed my house yesterday and since that took the majority of the day, I didn’t really have time to cook dinner. A buddy of mine was in the neighborhood so we decided to head up to Wiregrass and grab a bite. We decided to try the newest edition to Wiregrass, the Blue Lagoon Island Grill which recently opened in the space that used to be occupied by Cosi.
There aren’t a lot of straight-up Caribbean restaurants around which makes Blue Lagoon Island Grill pretty unique. This isn’t Bahama Breeze which is essentially american food with a little bit of coconut sprinkled into the menu; Blue Lagoon is legitimate island cuisine. The menu is chocked-full of island fare and there are a good deal of dishes you’re not likely to find anywhere else like real jerk chicken, curry goat, oxtails, pumpkin soup and plenty of seafood and shellfish dishes prepared in distinct Caribbean styles.
Goat and oxtails are unfortunately out for me since I do not eat red meat so I stuck mainly with chicken and shellfish.
Ordered the Conch Fritters as an appetizer. There’s a couple of other Bay Area restaurants that serve conch fritters and they’re usually all breading. These were prepared perfectly and while quite large were still mostly conch.
Dinner was a Dominican Chicken Salad which consisted of a pepper and curry chicken tossed with walnuts, olives, banana peppers and goat cheese. For a dish that is pretty simple it was surprisingly flavorful, The curry mixed with peppers was the right amount of heat and it blended perfectly with the smoothness of the cheese.
Admittedly, this type of food isn’t for everyone but if you’re a fan, it’s definitely worth the visit. Should you decide to stop in and give it a shot, leave a note in the comments with your thoughts!
And remember… the food abides…
Happy New Year From the Food Dude!
Was lucky enough to be able to ring in the new year with a little champagne, some good food and some great friends.
Just wanted to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year and remind you to make a food resolution! Try to have a meal or a drink with someone you haven’t seen in a long time. Try that restaurant, dish or recipe you’ve been promising yourself for a while. If you’re struggling with your weight, try some little steps like switching to diet soda or using low fat cheese in your cooking.
And above all, try to remember… the food abides…