Saturday, October 30, 2010

The End Zone Grill and Boo at the Zoo

I got great mileage out of my Hit Girl costume yesterday--not too shabby for a cheap wig, dye, and a skirt recalled from my donation pile.

For a late lunch, I decided to hit this place a stone's throw from my place called The End Zone Grill:

Despite it's concrete and nearly windowless exterior, I had heard there was good food to be had there (folks raved about their burgers) so I thought this would be a great day to check it out. The menu actually offered a nice variety beyond typical bar food with Southern and Cajun specialties, including Gator bites, She Crab Soup, and Catfish Stew. I've never had Catfish Stew before and I was intrigued by the menu description: "TRY SOME OF THE BEST YOU'LL EVER EAT. You've got to try this one. Girls, the whiskers have been removed. Served with cornbread."

In the end, I went with a cup of the She Crab soup and one of the best cups of coffee I've had here:

The bartender was friendly and generously advised that this is one of the cheapest places to drink. The regulars who were there were pretty nice and game when I broke the ice with a "So! Any guesses who I am?" Answers varied from Katy Perry's crazy sister to [Green Hornet sidekick] Kato's crazy sister. Another lady came in and was so friendly and raved about my costume, I offered to pay for her drink. My tab including my lunch and her large drink was under $8.

Well I think I found my watering hole as well as a nice lunch spot. The She Crab soup was really delicious and I look forward to trying their other specialties on the menu. Plus you gotta love it when the staff are willing to get into the Halloween spirit with you!

In the evening, I took the girl and three of her friends to Boo at the Zoo. The girl was Hatshepsut:

We discovered the event was probably geared towards much younger kids but the kids enjoyed just hanging together in costumes.

The icing on the cake? I won the costume contest at work! It was a super day.


Tomb said...
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Pound said...

you're so badass, winning the costume contest and not even being there.