We stopped in to the Red Hot & Blue for dinner, all of us famished and in the mood for something different. The restaurant was a little crowded but we were seated immediately by the hostess and greeted shortly after by the waitress. We ordered drinks while browsing over the menu of barbeque platters as well as soups, salads and sandwiches. The drinks we ordered were soft drinks in small pitchers, maybe a bit oversized for us but probably much more appreciated by other patrons.
We chose an appetizer to start the meal and three entrees that gave us a little taste of everything. The appetizer was an order of “Shakin’ Bacon Cheese Fries”. The appetizer took about 45 mins to be served at the table, after we had to ask about them. The fries were presented luke warm but being so hungry we devoured them anyway. The oil was soaked into the potatoes and made them a bit of a greasy mess but the potential with the flavors of the cheese and seasonings seemed to work really well. The sauce served with the fries, a creamy dill, was also a nice compliment to add.
Our entrees included a cup of Chicken Tortilla Soup with a side Caesar salad, a pulled pork sandwich platter and a grilled Salmon platter. The soup was fantastic, warm and full of flavor. There was plenty of chicken, corn, and beans topped off with tortilla strips. The side salad was also full of flavor from the dressing. There was too much dressing that made it a little difficult to tolerate. The pulled pork sandwich was equally tasty. Nice barbeque flavor on a large roll with a choice of a side, we chose a side of hushpuppies, and coleslaw. The hushpuppies were gently fried and thoroughly enjoyed. The last platter was the grilled Salmon that came with a vegetable medley, cornbread and mashed potatoes. The fish was perfectly cooked with light seasoning and flavorful potatoes.
It was a nice overall meal that left very little room for dessert. The only problem of the evening was the wait time. A 45 min. wait for our appetizer and a shorter wait for the meal and an extra long wait to get the attention of the waitress for our check. The restaurant was a little busy but overhearing other patrons, we were not the only table to be waiting well over an hour to eat.