Friday, November 28, 2014
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A giant-size meal in a giant-size state – Phil’s Roadhouse

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From page B10 | July 05, 2014 |

When I got back from visiting my son in Texas, a friend asked, “Well, did you eat at Phil’s Roadhouse this time?”

I sure did. Let me tell you about it.

In the past I have written about onion ring appetizers big enough for four and chicken fried steak sandwiches about the size of an 8½-inch by 11-inch sheet of paper (I exaggerate a little). Just outstanding – there are creative cooks at Phil’s.

You are greeted by a basket of peanuts in the shell and garlic biscuits when you first sit down. It’s a good way to start.

I asked my daughter-in-law, Donna, what was new and good at Phil’s. She told me it was all good but I should try a couple of items that were added to the menu since my last visit: Ultimate nachos and apple walnut salad. So I tried them both.

The ultimate nachos were terrific – an appetizer big enough for four. Here’s what I got: Freshly made tortilla chips covered with melted jack and cheddar cheeses, pulled pork and jalapeno peppers with homemade queso and pico de gallo on the side. The pico is a fresh mixture of chopped tomatoes, onion, jalapenos, cilantro and a little garlic, I think. I’m writing this at about 6 a.m. and I’m hungry for Phil’s ultimate nachos. That should tell you something. They are great.

The apple walnut salad is a real creation. Candied walnuts, dried cranberries, grapes, crumbled bleu cheese topped with thin slices of Granny Smith apples. It was all served on a bed of baby spring mixed greens. My choice of dressing was a walnut raspberry vinaigrette. All of this plus your choice of a generous portion of three styles of chicken, or grilled or blackened shrimp, or grilled or blackened salmon. I chose the blackened shrimp. It was a good choice. I think I’ll try the blackened salmon next time.

I also had a sample of Phil’s signature blackberry barbecue sauce. Wonderful!

I wasn’t disappointed with taking Donna’s advice. My taste buds were happy and I felt satisfied.

And that’s not all. My son, Rick, suggested I get a Phil’s Roadhouse and Grill T-shirt in a color that would go with my new American flag suspenders. I asked Donna to pick a color that would do the job and she did – a light grey. It was the perfect choice.

I’m sure you’ll see me on my morning walk in my T-shirt proudly advertising 
”Phil’s Roadhouse and Grill, Montgomery, Texas – Steaks, Burgers and BBQ. It’s a state of mind.”

This really doesn’t do the menu justice. As I said earlier, the cooks are creative. Here are a few other items I’m going to try on my next visit: Texas cheese fries, deep-fried pickles, steak soup and Cajun pasta.

I could go on, but I have to stop now and find something to eat.

The message here is this: If you are ever anywhere near Montgomery, Texas, stop by Phil’s and satisfy your curiosity and appetite. It’s worth going a long way out of your way. As Donna says, “It’s all good.”

Murray Bass can be reached at 427-0744 or mzb60@comcast.net.

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