From time to time, I visit restaurants with a bunch of foodies. It’s a way to get together, network, and most importantly try new menu items or restaurants we’ve never been to before. Recently, I visited The Caddy Shack for a media tasting with the Houston Food Blogger Collective in the six ward area of Houston. The Caddy Shack recently opened at 1809 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007. I describe the menu at the Caddy Shack as southern, Cajun cooking. The food comes out in large portions, but it’s definitely enough to take home with you or share.
What I ate:
We started with the loaded French fries. These were waffle fries topped with grilled chicken cubes and drizzled with cheese. If you love French fries then add this dish to the top of your list of foods to try if you visit. The Jerk Tacos came out next. I rate Jerk chicken high, so the mix of jerk chicken on a taco excited me a bit. You have to cook chicken at the right temperature and time not to dry it out. This chicken remained juicy and flavorful. They came out like mini tacos on flour tortillas topped with shredded monterey and cheddar cheese, pico de gallo and purple cabbage. These tacos came with jerk sauce drizzled on top. I loved the spicy flavor of the sauce, and the Tex Mex twist. The Shrimp Po’boy followed. This came on top of a French baguette with lettuce, tomatoes and onions. The shrimp seasoning wasn’t too salty, which is hard to achieve with fried shrimp at some local restaurants. I also liked that the shrimp didn’t come out greasy.
The Stuffed Shrimp Alfredo Turkey Leg came up next. I loved the concept of taking the typical turkey leg and adding shrimp alfredo sauce on top and dirty rice (rice dressing is what we call it in Louisiana). But, the meat came out a little too salty for me. The overall presentation looked great. We shared our feedback on the saltiness of the turkey leg with the owner, so they could consider it if any adjustments needed to be made in the future. Part of a tasting is sharing your feedback and being honest, so the restaurant can make adjustments in an effort to improve for their customers.
The Shack Ultimate Baked Potato followed. Oh my, this potato came topped with Alfredo sauce, shrimp, chicken, spinach and mushrooms. The sauce melted into the potato. I loved this dish. It’s a huge potato, so it would be great to share with another person. Finally yet importantly came the Chocolate Brownie Sundae topped with vanilla ice cream, strawberries, nuts, caramel and chocolate sauce. The milk chocolate brownie and ice cream always combines well. You can never go wrong with this on your menu and everything about this dish dessert out right.
Out of all the dishes we tried, the Jerk Tacos and the Shack Ultimate Baked Potato rated high on my list. The Caddy Shack serves brunch on Sundays from 12 to 6 p.m. Uber Eats and Grub Hub also partner with the Caddy Shack if you are within delivery limits. The Caddy Shack works with a local vender who rents hookahs on the patio. A local DJ also comes on site to play music. It’s a good atmosphere and nice relaxed environment. The price of the menu items are reasonable as well considering most of the dishes incorporate seafood.
If you visit, be sure to try the Peach Tea, and let me know about your experience.
Until next time, love, peace and food.