Baumhowers or Bust
This week for dinner I decided to sit down and try Baumhowers Victory Grill, a famous restaurant that got its start in Tuscaloosa. I went on a Wednesday night and truthfully the restaurant was kind of dead, which was surprising to me as they recently reopened after being closed for renovations. However, I am not complaining because we were seated quickly and the staff was very friendly. After looking over the menu, which features a large selection, I decided to start off with an appetizer. Immediately the Gooey Fries caught my eye. Its a platter of curly fries served under a layer of queso blanco and finished off with a layer of bacon. Delicious, right? By the time my entree came out, I was so filled from the fries I wasn’t even hungry. For the main course I settled on the black and white chicken, which is simply a chicken breast that is blackened and seasoned and served with their in house made white barbecue sauce. I was mostly disappointed. The side of broccoli it is served with was so over seasoned and full of pepper I couldn’t even finish it. And the star of the dish the chicken suffered from a similar fate, once again it just had so much seasoning on it that once you add the sauce it’s supposed to be eaten with it’s just kind of a mess. Plus it wasn’t exactly the prettiest looking dish and came out on this massive plate for just a small chicken breast a couple pieces of broccoli and some wild rice. It was definitely not the worst thing I had ever eaten, however, I just feel they went a little overboard with the seasoning. Baumhowers is a great sports bar to grab some friends and a beer and catch a game. But be aware the food not really all that special in my opinion.