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Monday, March 23, 2015

Bourbon Street Bar and Grill offers “Southern inspired” cuisine in Fullerton, CA

In 2008, Larry Houser and John Skehan opened Bourbon Street Bar and Grill in historic downtown Fullerton. Keeping with the Bourbon Street theme, they have a world-class selection of slow-aged bourbons and whiskies, bottled and draught beer, and comprehensive wine list. A scratch kitchen featuring farm fresh, locally sourced ingredients pair well with the bar menu.
               
New Orleans Style Hurricane is made with Captain Morgan White Rum, Zacapa Anejo Rum, orange juice, cranberry juice, and grenadine. Impressively similar to the Pat O’Brien’s Original Hurricane, it tastes like a spiked tropical fruit punch. Rating: 4.5/5

Louisiana Rainstorm is made with Belvedere Vodka, coconut rum, Midori, Blue Curacao, pineapple juice, and a splash of sweet and sour. The drink has a bright green hue, almost neon like. The alcohol kicks in like a true Louisiana rainstorm and with more than one, you could experience a thunderstorm. Rating: 4.5/5

Cali-Cajun Dorn Dog is a mini spicy sausage link fried in a sweet corn batter. It is a little on the bland side. Stone ground mustard helped to flavor it. A tomato-based sauce with a horseradish kick may be better. The sausage also needs a better distribution of spices as some bites were really spicy and others are not. Rating: 3.5/5

Superdome Chili is made with black beans, kidney beans, ground beef, pork, bell peppers, and topped with cheddar cheese, sour cream, and diced onions. The combination of black and kidney beans provides a pleasing texture. This is a meaty chili, but could use a thicker consistency. More salt, garlic, and chili powder would help in the flavor department. Rating: 3/5

Chartre Street Bruschetta Pizza is topped with Roma tomatoes, garlic, basil, and Monterey Jack, cheddar cheeses, and bleu cheeses. It needs a sauce layer of olive oil or balsamic vinegar drizzle. The bleu cheese overpowers the rest of the cheeses. Feta might be a better option or just stick with the Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese. The tomatoes are overwhelming, less would be better. Roasted garlic would be a great topping to add to boost the flavor of the bruschetta. Rating: 2/5

Cajun Dog is an Andouille sausage on a roll smothered in chicken gumbo and served with dirty rice. The Andouille sausage has a good flavor but the gumbo overpowers the sausage. Instead of dirty rice, fried okra would be a better side choice with a crispy texture to contrast. Rating: 4/5

Smoked Brisket is served with Bacon Potato Salad and Ginger Slaw. The beef is tender but tastes braised not smoky. The brisket needs some more salt and pepper in the rub. BBQ sauce is pretty good, not to bold and not too sweet. Ginger slaw has a good base flavor but needs a punch in flavor with vinegar, salt, or even julienne apples to refresh the palate. Bacon Potato Salad is roasted red skin potatoes, smashed and blended in a savory, spicy mix. The potatoes are chunky in a creamy base with a mustard tang. Bacon adds a smoky, salty flavor. Rating: 3.1/5

Cheesy Pretzel Bites are pretzel crusted cheese curds served with spicy ranch. The bites are crispy with slight pretzel flavor. The cheese is gooey. Spicy ranch is a good dip, but they are fine on their own. Rating: 4.5/5

Beignets are traditional deep-fried New Orleans-style dessert dusted with powdered sugar. The beignets are heavy and a bit chewy. The caramel sauce is creamy, almost pudding like, and added a butterscotch caramel flavor to the beignets. The raspberry sauce added a tangy flavor. The presentation is good and open for sharing. Rating 3.3/5

“Laissez les bons temps rouler” with Bourbon Street Bar and Grill!

Upcoming events:
  • Taco Tuesday
  • Steve Noonan & Friends – Live music on Wednesday from 7pm to 9:30pm
  • Unpretentious Wine Thursday – Every third Thursday of the month from 5:30pm to 8pm

Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 stars
Service: 5 out of 5 stars
Décor: 4 out of 5 stars
Food: 4 out of 5 stars


For more information:
110 E Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832
+1.714.626.0050
Hours: Monday through Thursday from 4pm to 2am, Friday from 3pm to 2am, Saturday from 11am to 2am, and Sunday from 10am to 2am

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