151 Grill in Mahopac: Hudson Valley Restaurant Week 2012

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Guest blogger Danielle Plass here to tell you all about 151 Grill in Mahopac, with assistance from my guest photographer Kelli Wells of Brought to Life Photography.

Located right off the Taconic parkway in Mahopac, 151 Grill is an unassuming restaurant that resembles an inn rather than a southern-themed dining establishment. Once inside, the restaurant is quite cozy and charming, with a large fire place, wooden booths and large bay windows providing both warmth and light. There is also a small patio for al fresco dining but we opted for a booth inside by the window due to the chill in the air.

The restaurant week menu is chock-full of hearty choices – Stuffed Por Loin, Grilled Shell Steak, Turkducken, Bourbon Chicken – but we went along with the waiters recommendation of the Smoke BBQ Ribs which were dry rubbed and slow smoked in a pit over a hickory fire. There were several appetizer choices but I opted for the salad bar, I can never resist a good salad bar!

My decision to go with the salad was definitely a good one as all the ingredients were fresh and homemade, including all of the salad dressings and the side salads. The potato salad in particular was outstanding. I had to stop myself from going back for more as I had two more courses to get through.

The waiter arrived with the entrée: a very generous portion of tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs. The choice of sides was overwhelming but I chose the cornbread and butter-smashed potatoes.

Both were quite delicious but my dining companion ordered sweet potato-tots (potato-tots made with sweet potatoes) and they were so yummy, I regretted not ordering them myself.

Dessert was a Fried Oreo Sundae; it was a bit small but quite appropriate after such a substantial meal.

I also included a few photos of other the menu items: The Shrimp Po’ Boy, Beef Brisket (Burnt Ends) with Onion Rings and Baked Beans, Mississippi Mud StackI would most definitely recommend 151 Grill to anyone who likes home-style, southern cooking, but be sure to go with a big appetite!

 

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