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When I hear someone talk about House of Blues I think about top notch musical acts and a destination night out to a place full of rock’n’roll style and art. I think about legendary musicians gracing the stage to an intimate crowd. What I don’t think about is a restaurant. OH MAN!!! Have I missed out!! Crossroads at House of Blues delivered one of the best meals I have had in a very long time.
Restaurant reviews are by far my favorite. I jump at any chance I can get to try new restaurants and cuisine. The menu at Crossroads at House of Blues is diverse and delish!!!! When it comes to great food, Crossroads at House of Blues delivers in a big way! They have an amazing new menu created by Food Network celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez. For this menuAaron Sanchez created an imaginative take on classic American dishes, scrumptious seafood dishes, 4 amazing signature burgers, classic southern favorites and even vegetarian options that will have your mouth watering.
While visiting Crossroads at House of Blues you can enjoy such items as Hand-Stretched Flatbread Pizzas, like Lobster Mac & Cheese or Jambalaya. Want to go Vegetarian tonight? Try Cheesy Street Tacos or Portobello sliders. Like to try a cocktail while you are there? Well their signature cocktails are Grand!I could have drank the Peach Lemonade all night long.
I visited the Crossroads at House of Blues Orlando located in the Downtown Disney area for lunch. I brought along a friend with a diverse pallet like mine so we could share food. For the starter we asked the waitress what she would recommend and she had us try the Street Tacos and the Voodoo Shrimp. The street tacos come as a set of 3 and you can get either blackened chicken, citrus marinated steak or grilled fish. They are served in corn tortillas and topped with green cabbage, fresh pico de gallo, roasted tomatillo salsa, Cotija cheese and avocado lime crème. We choose the Mahi. The fish was light and fresh. They were so very yummy. I really liked the avocado lime crème that was featured with the tacos.
The Voodoo Shrimp appetizer at Crossroads at House of Blues was out of this world! It is a house favorite and features sautéed jumbo shrimp, simmered in an amber beer reduction on top of house made jalapeño cornbread. The shrimp was succulent and cooked to perfection. The sauce was just enough on the plate for 2 people to share and mop up their food with it. That corn bread….. I could eat my weight in it. It was more like a corn cake. OMG, so amazing.
For the entrée we chose 2 items that our waitress again recommended as signature items for Crossroads at House of Blues. The Juicy Lucy Hamburger that we got cooked medium and the Shrimp and grits. The Juicy Lucy is served with a pail of hot regular or sweet potato fries or you can also choose a salad. We choose the sweet potato fries which were excellent. The burger came out cooked perfectly to medium. It is made with Certified Angus beef and applewood bacon patty stuffed with cheese, topped with crispy pickled jalapeños and chipotle mayo on a brioche bun. This may have been the best burger I have ever had. I do not like bacon on my burgers, so I was on the fence. But since the bacon is physically ground with the beef it creates more of a smoky undertone instead of a full out bacon bomb. Absolutely hands down phenomenal.
The Shrimp and grits were equally amazing. The dish features seared jumbo shrimp simmered in chipotle garlic cream sauce. The it is layered over a house made crispy fried grit cake and served with sweet teardrop tomatoes. The sauce and those tomatoes. AAAHHHHH!! SO YUMMY!!! I know I am yelling at you but you have to try it. The grits I could have eaten all day long.
One thing I really liked about Crossroads at House of Blues is that the appetizers and entrees were served as right size portions so you were not left hungry after the meal but you also didn’t have to worry about bringing home a bunch of food. The desserts are a WHOLE different ball game. They mean business and they are plenty large to share with someone or a few people.
We once again asked the waitress what 2 desserts she would recommend of the Crossroads at House of Blues menu. She choose the Bourbon Bread Pudding and the Key Lime Pie. Now my friends, this is not an ordinary Bread Pudding. This is banana bread French toast on crack!! The bread pudding is cooked with bananas and white chocolate, finished with a bourbon caramel sauce topped with fresh whipped cream. It was a huge piece and was so good I could eat it every day. I actually brought the leftovers home and microwaved it so it was warm again and I got to enjoy its banana delishiousness all over again. Don’t get me wrong, it is not overpowered at all by banana. It is perfect. That is all I can say. Perfect.
The Key Lime Pie was what I would call a double portion size. It was everything you expect out of Key lime pie. Simple ingredients, perfect balance of sour and sweet with a creamy texture and a lovely drizzle of raspberry sauce and whipped cream. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
I really enjoyed my time at Crossroads at House of Blues and have every intention to go back with a group of friends very soon. It is great for both an adult night out or a family night out. The menu truly is as diverse as the music that fills the stages each night at House of Blues. I would highly recommend every dish we tried and would battle to try something different on my next visit. Here is a look at the Crossroads at House of Blues menu and my sweet boy who also came with me and loved all the dished he tried too:
Right now we are excited to give away a $100 Gift card to Crossroads at House of Blues. Crossroads at House of Blues currently have locations in Anaheim, Atlantic City, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, San Diego, and of course Orlando. To enter, tell us which crossroads location you would visit if you won the $100 Gift card.
This is a sponsored post and writer received free meal in order to write about food at HOB. It was good, she told you so. Maybe the FTC would like to join her, she’s a pretty girl, married but you could go as friends. Contest is open to US Residents only. Ends on April 25th at 12:00 AM. Winner has 48 hours to claim prize.