Looking for something kind of romantic and definitely unique, I took my girl to Groovin & Grillin Friday @ The JuJu Bag. Boo and I had gone to the JuJu Bag for lunch some time ago and were, quite frankly blown away by the food and service, fresh, high quality, delicious food that was unique and inventive and service that was really about service, not that fufu pretentious bulls__t that the social elite need for validation. The service here is warm and hospitable, like “welcome to our house, and how can we show you a great time”.
Having been told that the Friday evening Groovin & Grillin set at the JuJu Bag was a really pleasant dining experience and noticing that one of our favorite singers Naydja CoJoe was the feature we went this past Friday and had another great experience, actually surpassing our already high expectations. The young man who served us was very pleasant, professional and accommodating but friendly and made us feel like we belonged there. Ted Quant had already hipped us to the wonders of the grill, so we put the menu down and heeded his advice.
I had the Char-grilled Oysters served with two spicy dipping sauces and these grilled french bread medallions which were crunchy on the outside with a tender center flavered with something sweet, fruity and were really delicious counterpoints between chews of the garlicy, smokey perfectly cooked shellfish. Boo had the Grilled Shrimp which had to have been marinated to have such flavor. They were served on a bed of lettuce with shredded peppers and with a some very tender sesame seed crackers and a “entertainingly peppery” cocktail sauce. Our entrees were more than sufficient after we had consumed a hummus and pita chip appetizer. (no French fries here) And we really enjoyed having dinner and drinks sitting on the patio while listening to Naydja CoJoe with Clark Knighten on keyboard.