Well Rebels, it’s the last the home game before we open up conference play down into Tuscaloosa next weekend, so time to move on to the next “Taste of the Game” selection here at home.
As much as I love night games at home under the lights, it’s nice when you can get a day game because you have more room to fill the social calendar away and in the Grove.
This week I have chosen a great place that you can enjoy all weekend whether you’re going to grab a quick bite before kickoff, enjoy a post-game dinner and glass of wine, or wrap up the weekend with brunch.
If we are not going to be in the Grove, the next best place is the Square. What we love about this central meeting spot is that we can dine in one place and meet up with our friends for drinks in another.
Rebel fans, start off your game weekend over at McEwen’s for some delectable dining and relax for a moment with a savory glass of wine. Most of my readers know that I am not really a wine person because bourbon is more my palette, but with the selection of wines here, you will want to enjoy a glass with your meal.
If you make it for lunch, I would recommend their smoke wild salmon salad — if you are looking for something light or healthier. If you’re looking to indulge, then you have to try their bourbon burger, crab cake sandwich or herb crusted chicken piccata– they are truly to die for and are the perfect meal to give you all the sustenance you need to cheer on the Rebels.
Before you head back out among your fellow rowdy Rebels, you are going to need something to help you revitalize after the game. Go out and enjoy an appetizer or an entree for dinner. If you just need a quick pick-me-up, then might I suggest the lobster spring rolls or the buttermilk fried oysters.
If you have some time to sit and stay a while, then you must try their char-grilled rack of lamb. If you are spontaneous, then try their farmers plate, which is new daily it is picked by Woodson Ridge Farms and cooked by a McEwen’s chef. It is strongly recommended that you make reservations if you are planning on dinner, especially during a game weekend.
If your social calendar was just too full to make it Friday or Saturday, then have no fear: the brunch is here. If you are looking for a traditional breakfast brunch, then try their chicken and waffles or cast-iron skillet breakfast. If you need something more hardy, then try their duck gumbo, which never disappoints.
So if you’re looking for fine southern dining with a twist, then McEwen’s is your place this weekend. See y’all out and about, Rebels!
Lee Ann Herring-Olvedo is a HottyToddy.com contributor, veteran SEC sports journalist and Brown University graduate. She loves good cigars, good games and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.