Recently I had a coworker move on to bigger and better things; she had left several weeks ago, but was in town to finalize some of the moving items. A group of us decided to go to one of her favorite restaurants, Druthers, to say farewell. Would it be a good stop, or would it be more like “Druther go somewhere else?”
I looked at the menu and one of their hot sandwiches caught my eye, but when I tried to order it on the cup of soup/half sandwich combo the lady told me I couldn’t do that. No big deal as I opted for the Texas BLT along with tomato bisque soup (cost of the special was $6.99).
The restaurant has a nice feel to it, but guys beware, there is like this cheap jewelry store that is set up alongside one of the walls; think along the lines of what you see being sold at the Wash Tub. I am always amazed how women not only look at this junk, but also opt to actually purchase it! This prompted a conversation as to what would be the “guy equivalent” amongst the group. We couldn’t come up with anything; thoughts?
The sandwich was very good with nice bread and crispy bacon. What made it a Texas BLT was the fact that there was also a layer of crushed avocado; this is a nice additional and something I am going to repeat when making my sandwiches at home. I have to hand it to them on the tomato bisque soup – while it was a little too sweet for me, they definitely were pushing the boundaries of the soup and trying something new. I can respect it, even if it isn’t something along my taste buds. To top it off, they give each person a little home baked cookie with the meal.
I was thinking that this was a pretty good sandwich, and noticed that another coworker got a full sandwich and soup. I was interested in how much more it cost for the full sandwich so I would know for next time. When I asked him, he told me the SAME amount that I paid! Turns out the cup of soup/half sandwich combo is not all that great of a deal! After examining the menu closer, it turns out that there are only a few items where you only save a buck; on the rest it is exactly the same! To add insult to injury, another coworker showed up late, and after relaying the story to him, he got the same tomato bisque soup and Texas BLT sandwich that I did at the same cost, with the exception that he got both halves! This is something that you definitely need to go, and something that I feel the cashier should have alerted me about.
At any rate, it is a good place; I am just going to make sure I order better next time…
Value: 5/10 (if you order the soup/half sandwich combo)
8/10 (if you order the soup/full sandwich for the same cost as the soup/half sandwich)
Atmosphere: 8/10 (they have outdoor seating which would be nice in cooler weather; dinging them on the tacky jewelry they are selling)
Service: 8/10 (very friendly, but should have let me know that I wasn’t getting a good deal)
Taste: 9/10 (tasty sandwich and respect what they were trying with the soup)
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