Do you love bar food? Non-organic, probably not free-range, cooked in un-healthy oils, food that pairs well with beer? You don’t have to admit it. You can just nod and secretly be happy that someone else likes it, too.
Since my metabolism decided to work in slow motion when I hit my 30s, I can no longer eat the same food that I enjoyed care-free in my 20s as often. Also, we don’t really hang out in bars, since we are parents and all – we opt for a nice restaurant instead. Since my husband is in the beer/wine business, he knows the bars in the area and has mentioned this particular restaurant a few times – the Crafty Rooster, in Conway SC. I was in the mood for chili after a very VERY chilly bike ride*, so off to the Craft Rooster we went!
*see what I did there? I slipped in the fact that I exercised, so you can’t be too judgmental when you read what I ordered!
Crafty Rooster has an extensive craft beer selection (I’m guessing that’s why it’s called “crafty rooster”) and actually has a menu with a few unique items – a southern twist on typical bar food. We tried a few of the appetizers – buffalo chicken dip and pretzels. Will had the chicken bog (yum! I am going to make this one day.) and I had the chili I was craving.
Let’s talk about the Buffalo Chicken Dip. It tastes like a buffalo wing but you don’t have to get your hands dirty. OMG! Hooray! I decided to Pinterest it and there are a million recipes but I want to try this one :
because it says it’s healthy (I hope it’s tasty!) I may try it this week.
The pretzels – also delicious. Light, fluffy, pretzel balls. The real winner, though, was the buffalo chicken dip.
The chili was fantastic – but my heat tolerance reached its threshold halfway through the bowl after snacking on the buffalo chicken dip, so I may have over-ordered on spicy dishes.
Talk to me.
What are your favorite comfort foods? Have you found any healthy alternative recipes you’d like to share?
Visit the Crafty Rooster in Conway: