- October 18, 2016
- Posted by: Dr. Elise Cohen Ho
- Category: Dining Out
On this beautiful night in Southern California I was excited to be heading out with my very cute date (the hubby) to Tavern Bowl, a lively restaurant and boutique bowling alley in Costa Mesa, California, for a night of fun with friends.
In a big way I needed this. We have been so super busy lately and the idea of visiting with friends, having fun bowling and sampling new foods sounded divine.
To say that the food was decadent would have been a huge understatement.
The kick off to the GiggaSavvy Tavern Bowl tasting event was this Jalapeno Margarita. Okay, other people drank other things but I was fascinated by this deliciousness. I do not even know what was in it but it was GOOD!
From here the awesome GigaSavvy Social Club was really excited to sample Tavern Bowl Loaded Tater Tots (jalapeno cheese sauce, bacon, sour cream and green onions loaded on top of made from scratch tater tots), Sweet Potato Fries served with caramel dipping sauce, Macaroni and Cheese Balls, Fried Pickles, Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos, and an assortment of traditional and boneless wings.
Of special interest are the Jerk Chicken Wings that magically appear during football season. This special recipe was created by a local Orange County resident, Mama Sherman, alongside Chef Paul Setola. Not only am I told that these wings are fantastic but Tavern Bowl will also donate $1 from every order to Mama Sherman’s Love & Caring In Home Care charity.
As the DJ came on for the evening (available on select nights) the food and drinks continued to flow.
Food choices at Tavern Bowl are plentiful and may not be super diet friendly but when there is a will there is a way. A great, and healthful, choice is a Roasted Garlic Hummus Appetizer and the Southwest Chicken Salad with the dressing on the side (or better yet, ask for oil and vinegar). Tavern Bowl also offers gluten free* options.
This night has been so fun that we never even had a chance to bowl. I am excited to go back and enjoy that boutique bowling which includes 10-state-of-the-art bowling lanes and 26 large screen TV’s.