Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dining Diva Review: Walk-On's Bistreaux and Grill in Baton Rouge LA (at LSU)

Walk-on's is a sports bar and grill called a "Bistreaux" and it's also the home of the LSU Tiger's live radio broadcasts. It's a pleasant place with enough wood for paneling, bar, floors and tables to make the Sierra Club members gnash their teeth, and it's loaded with plenty of television so that sports fans can see their team from anywhere in the building. Service is prompt and cheerful with college-age wait staff scantily clad and since it's literally on the line between LSU and Baton Rouge, plenty of their staff and customers must be students. They have the best fried pickles of any place I've ever tried them. They are crisp on the outside and a little spicy with the hot and tart dill pickle taste of the crinkle cut chips inside. They are served with a ranch dip which is the perfect creamy cool counterpart to their heat and tart bite. The Grilled Chicken Club was served on a Croissant and it was also very good--the bread was buttery and flaky just as a Croissant should be and there was a nice plump and juicy chicken breast in there; along with applewood smoked bacon, fresh lettuce, tomatoes, good mayonnaise and smoked provolone cheese. They had some dessert selections too, but we didn't sample any as we were done in by the fried pickles and the beers. They had a large variety of locally brewed Abita beers that are always good and they were all served on draft. They also had a large selection of other imported and domestic beer. Happy hour from 3-6 on Monday-Friday means $1 off each draft beer. Our server was a pleasant college-age young lady who went out of her way to make us happy and our order was delivered promptly and exactly as we had asked for it. All in all it was a pleasant place to go and have a meal and a beer and catch the game!
Food: 3.5 stars

Service: 3.75 stars

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