Foodie Stop: Hooters

To be upfront, most of my meals consist of natural and organic foods. However, there are times when a craving hits, and hits hard. Today was such a day.

While many people enjoy Hooters for their 15 flavors of Wings and others for their Chicken Breasts, when my body demands that it be fed at “The Original One and Only Hooters” restaurant the longing is typically for their Western BBQ Burger (topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, onion rings and other goodies), along with mandatory French fries, accompanied by an ice cold Heineken draft.

To sum the experience up in one word is a fairly difficult task, so let us try: delectable.

Hooters Wetsern BBQ BurgerThat word, of course, means: delightful, highly pleasing, enjoyable, delicious, pleasurable, gratifying, among other words that define the gastronomic effect that this dish conveys to the taste buds.

I typically always order meat medium and am very rarely disappointed in the flavor that accompanies. This plate did not disappoint in the least. Nor has it ever at the several Hooters restaurants I have visited across the states over the past nearly three decades, my first being in San Antonio, Texas, along River Walk, in the mid-1980s (which was an interesting stopover on the way to the Bahamas).

However, once that plate had been fully devoured there was another demand from the body. Dessert.

There are only three to choose from on the menu; Caramel Fudge Cheesecake, Chocolate Mousse Cake and Key Lime Pie.

Hooters Caramel Fudge CheesecakeAny one of them are more than worth the extra exercise to rid the additional calories consumed. For this trip it was the Caramel Fudge Cheesecake and coffee. Yes, I would rather have had espresso with dessert, but that is, unfortunately, not an option. Regular ole java is, however, an adequate substitute because the taste of the cheesecake is perfectly marvelous – so much so that I nearly ordered seconds.

In fairness to full disclosure it must be noted here that I am and have been, for as long as I can remember, a cheesecake junkie. This one from Hooters scores high on the list.

The Hooters Western BBQ Burger is highly recommended to anyone wishing to enjoy such a dish. It is, coupled with the fries, a fairly large amount of food so it is suggested that if you also love a great dessert to finish your meal-of-the-day that you arrive properly hungry.

Over For Now.

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