Sorry I've been MIA for most of the week. I really don't know how it happened, but this week got away from me and all of a sudden it's Friday!
Since I didn't do my usual grocery shopping last weekend, besides a few random things from Target, I ended up eating out much more than normal. Tuesday night, Greg walked in the door from work and immediately asked if I wanted to go to the new restaurant on Daniel Island: TJ's Beef and Brew.
This is the restaurant's second location (the other is in Goose Creek by Greg's office and he had gone last week with his boss). This DI location took the place of Dublin Down, an Irish pub that had been open for about a year. I was interested to see if the restaurant could actually give some competition to DIG, because nothing else has seemed to be able to do so.
A short bike ride to the restaurant only made me more hungry than I already was. I had a feeling I wouldn't find too many vegetarian options on the menu, but I was ready to make a compromise for the Taco Salad. You have a choice of adding grilled chicken, beef or chili to the top of a taco shell with iceburg lettuce, jalapeños, olives, cheese, sour cream and salsa. I wouldn't have added any of the meat, but then I felt like it was stupid to pay $8.99 for lettuce and other veggies. So chicken it was.
Andddd don't forget my side of sweet potato fries. Greg said he was really hungry too and I didn't want to have to steal the fries that came with his burger.
Speaking of his burger, he had the Southern Burger (a very popular name for burgers around here, but each place does it differently). This one was $8.99 and came with pimento cheese, bacon and cole slaw. Greg went without the slaw on his though.
The bun looked delicious to me. I love a good bun. But the only part of this I tried was a taste of the pimento cheese. Yum. My salad and fries were keeping me plenty distracted from the rest of the burger.
TJ's was a hit with us. The menu is similar to DIG in that it offers a wide selection of burgers, and also has salads, wraps, and other entrees. There are plenty of differences too though and I think TJ's makes a great addition to DI. The prices are very reasonable too.