She Said: My boyfriend, Brendan, and I are very particular when it comes to where we go to eat, relax, hang out with our friends, and watch the game.
Now, in our house, ‘the game’ refers to Football, Baseball, Ice Hockey, and Basketball – we don’t have a lot of downtime between our favorite teams performing.
We tend to gravitate towards places that are reasonably priced and provide fresh, flavorful food, as well as the opportunity to watch ‘the game’. We’re not looking for a loud, smoky bar with no attempt at atmosphere and greasy, fried bar food.
I discovered during March Madness and really enjoyed going there with my girlfriends as we played out the brackets. My boyfriend and I have been going on a regular basis and recently tried the fresh new Summer Menu.
He Said: My girlfriend lured me into Lee Roy Selmon’s one evening by promising me $3.99 16oz Sam Adams Seasonal and $9.99 Gridiron Steak with Corn on the Cob. My favorite Selmon’s appetizers are the always juicy Fried Green Tomatoes and the smoky chicken wings (that we both agree taste remarkably like ribs) but she believes that we should always try new menu items so we odered the Rockin’ Shrimp and the Mediterranean Shrimp Flatbread.
She Said: The Rockin’ Shrimp were plump rock shrimp, lightly battered and fried with two dipping sauces. I loved the sweetness of the red pepper sauce and Brendan appreciated the heat in the spicy, homemade cocktail sauce. The Mediterranean Shrimp Flatbread had thick slices of fresh tomato and crumbly salty feta on perfectly crispy thin flatbread – instantly adddictive!
He Said: The flatbread was like a good New York pizza – thin crust and toppings all the way to the edge. I loved the kalamata olives and fresh basil. Dipping the edge of the flatbread into my spicy cocktail sauce made me very happy. Both apps were perfectly paired with my 16oz Sam Adams.
She Said: I opted for the Strawberry Mojito over beer and I hope it stayson the menu all year long! It was exactly the right amount of sweet and tart and absolutely refreshing. I am a big fan of taking leftovers to work so I squeezed in a salad course before we ordered our entrees. The Asian Chicken Salad is definitely a summer party for your tastebuds. I really enjoyed all the different textures: the crisp lettuce and crunchy wontons, the succulent chicken, the bright burst of mandarin oranges, it’s a perfect salad for lunch or dinner.
He Said: I was really looking forward to my steak and corn on the cob. I am a huge fan of fresh Summer corn and you can’t beat the price at $9.99. When the plates arrived my girlfriend’s eyes widened at the mass of greens protruding from the corn. Then she grinned at me and grabbed the grabbed the corn by the greens and toasted me in a corn salute before diving in.
Guys, if you want to see what kind of girl you’re dating take her to Lee Roy Selmon’s and order the corn on the cob. I would be so disappointed if she used her knife and fork! My steak was grilled to medium rare perfection but the corn on the cob was mouthwatering. The addition of smoky chipotle mayo and cotija cheese ups the ante on an already beloved side dish.
She Said: There’s no dignified way to eat the corn on the cob (or there probably is, but part of the fun is playing with your food, right?). It was beyond delicious and I really liked the way the sweet subtle heat of the corn matched up with my meaty cedar plank salmon.
He Said: I always have to insist on dessert because Kaye will pout if I don’t order it but she always pretends she doesn’t want any. They have mini desserts now which works out perfectly because they’re big enough to share but small enough that she doesn’t feel guilty. The Crunch Time Sundae was like my childhood in a little bowl of Reese’s, hard shell chocolate, Captain Crunch goodness.
She Said: I was really happy that Brendan ordered dessert because I had Georgia Peach Cobbler on my mind and the mini version is the perfect amount of this homey treat. I highly recommend gathering a group of friends and heading to Lee Roy Selmon’s to enjoy the fresh new Summer Menu!