Dad's tips for adding life to a daughter's years
I was contacted a few weeks ago by Dad Central Consulting and asked if I’d be interested in writing a review of Longhorn Steakhouse in exchange for a free meal, and I gladly accepted the clearly arduous challenge. I mean… what dad do you know that would say “no” to free grilled meat two weeks before Father’s Day?
Fast forward a few days, and my parents are knocking at our door to hang out with their grandkids while the lovely and talented wife and I head off to Longhorn Steakhouse for our first date since before Benjamin arrived.
We arrived at the restaurant around 6 on a Saturday evening and were told there’d be about a 30 minute wait, which I took as a good sign. Clearly this place was worth the wait. To our pleasant surprise the 30 minute wait only ended up taking about 15, and we were promptly seated.
We both ordered salads (Annaleise had the Strawberry Pecan and I had a Cobb with Tomato Chipotle dressing) and they were legit. The dressing on mine was the perfect mix of spicy, tangy, smoky. I would go back to Longhorn just for a salad if I felt like eating healthy.
Next we ordered the shrimp and lobster dip with tortilla chips. I’m not typically a fan of seafood dips as they’re often a bit too fishy for my liking, but this one was solid.
At this point, we’re both thinking we’ve already overdone it and they just need to bring us our steaks in a to-go bag. But being that this is our first time to review a restaurant, we decided that might be bad form and decided to press on.
Soon our filets arrived (her’s well-done and mine medium-well) and they were cooked exactly to our liking. Annaleise’s was cooked all the way through with no pink (which is a big deal to her) and mine had a subtle pink line through the middle. Since it was on the house, I went ahead and ordered the fancy Longhorn steak sauce that they make table-side and she had her steak topped with melted blue cheese crumbles. Looking back, we were both glad we did the add-ons, as they were both a nice unique touch to our meal.
For dessert, we ordered the Key Lime Pie after our waiter assured us that it was, in fact, of the more tart variety. When it comes to dessert, the Mitchell’s like a tangy Key Lime Pie and we were not disappointed. The dessert was easily the best part of the meal. If we hadn’t already overeaten, we might have ordered a piece to go.
All in all, our Longhorn experience was a good one. The steaks were hot, the salads were fresh, and the dessert was too legit to quit. If you want to treat dad to a steak this Father’s Day and you have a Longhorn Steakhouse nearby, I would definitely encourage you to give them a look.
As I said at the beginning, I participated in a campaign on behalf of Dad Central Consulting for LongHorn Steakhouse. I received a gift card to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.
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