A recent evening found
companion and I headed for a
local theatrical opening and in need of a some fortification. For a
something different, we stopped by
Texas Loosey’s menu is pretty extensive and includes some Country Salads, Tex-Mex Specialties, Fishy Things and of course Ribs & Steaks and Trail Boss Favorites. For a little lighter fare there’s also some hefty burgers, chili spaghetti, chili tamales, chili fries and one offering called ‘The BIG Weenie’, a ½ lb. foot long dog smothered in chili, cheese, onions and tomatoes. It’s not a diet special.
of the Shoot’ appetizers, we decided
to try Pedro’s
Poppers. I don’t know where Pedro gets these
things but they are
the hugest jalapeno’s I’ve ever seen. These
monsters are lovingly hand-stuffed
with cheeses, battered, deep-fried and served piping hot to the table
little ranch dressing. While these poppers are indeed huge, they are
mellow and darn tasty. Other appetizers include their signature Ceviche,
riblets, twisted onion rings and the Texas Egg rolls
that have been a staple at
are so many tasty sounding treats on the menu
that it’s not easy paring your selection down. How to choose
Maria Tri Tip, Baby Back Ribs, sizzling Texas Style Fajitas or Spicy
featuring lean ground
Companion thought the Stuffed Sirloin Steak sounded like a winner. It’s 12 oz’s of ground Sirloin stuffed with Bleu Cheese, grilled to perfection and topped with sautéed mushrooms, grilled onions and a few more Bleu Cheese crumbles. Mmmmmm. Served with a baked potato and cornbread, this is one tasty and filling meal.
I was roped in by the Baja Stuffed Shrimp. These large gulf shrimp are stuffed with crab meat and cheese, wrapped with bacon, deep fried and served on a bed of Jasmine rice, steamed vegetables and cornbread. Yep. It’s as good as it sounds.
Now there are times when you feel like just a steak or just shrimp and the unadulterated flavors thereof. But then there are the times when you feel a little adventurous and want a few taste buds ticklers stacked together. This was one of those times and these meals just fit the bill. The combination of sirloin, bleu cheese, mushrooms & onions is hard to beat, but bacon wrapped shrimp stuffed with crab and cheese is a close second for tasty flavor pairings. Fortunately companion was willing to share a bite or two (grudgingly) of the stuffed sirloin and I was forced to reciprocate by sacrificing a couple of my shrimp.
mention that Texas
Loosey’s offers a
full bar along with some house specialty drinks, Margaritas and
a herd of
custom martinis like the Dirty
Cowgirl, 2000 Flushes and a Flirtini.
woooo. Their draft beers are served ice cold in oversized glasses and
Needless to say, after an adult beverage or two, stuffed jalapenos, stuffed sirloin and stuffed shrimp, companion and I were, ahem, stuffed – but pleasantly so. Better yet, we didn’t have to mortgage the ranch to pay the tab. Dinner and drinks for two plus a great performance by the Murrieta Repertory Theater set us back less than a C note, and that’s not a bad night out.
In addition to being reasonably priced, Texas Loosey’s also has Happy Hour every day from 3 – 7, Two-fer Tuesday when a meal and 2 drinks includes a free second meal and a 60+ club that’ll land you a couple free meals after joining up for free. Lots of good stuff. Located in the Tower Plaza, Texas Loosey’s is back behind Starbucks where Rockin’ Baja used to be. If you’re visitin' Temecula looking to wrassle up some good grub fer a fair price, it’s worth stoppin’ by. You can reach them at (951) 694-8119 or check into www.TesasLooseys.com.
Gene Wunderlich - Selling Southwest California Homes including Temecula, Murrieta and the Southern Californias Wine Country.