We got really lucky on the night we visited J. Black’s. We were just driving around and randomly chose this place. I said, “Let’s just go there. I’m too hungry to think.” It was Tuesday, and they have half-priced pizza and $3 select drafts on that day! Score!!! I think I got the Rahr Whiskey Warmer. Plus it was kinda slow, so we had awesome service. I didn’t know if our server was a manager, server, bartender, or all the above, because he was all over the place. Behind the bar, on the floor, making drinks, running food, adjusting other server checks, etc. Whatever the case, he was bombtastic. I hate that they were kinda slow, but I loved it too. It was nice and laid back.
For an appetizer we got calamari. It was great! It came with greens, parmesan, cocktail and tarter sauce. As soon as we were done, we got our half priced pizza. We were gonna get the crab an portobello pizza but ended up getting the omnivore that was recommended by our server/manager/bartender/owner/carpenter dude. He said that he thinks seafood is odd on a pizza… to him. He said it’s good but odd. I like odd. I’m gonna try it next time. Anyways, we got the omnivore. It had Jimmy’s Italian sausage, pepperoni, salami, ranch bacon, mushrooms, pepperoncini, and feta. It was nice. The crust was thin and crispy, and it was meaty. Very flavorful! The half priced pizza deal strayed me from perusing the rest of the menu, but after we were done, I realized they had lollipop lamb chops! I love lamb! Sooooo…… next time I’m getting the weird pizza and lamb. No need for a menu. Just ring that in please… And crab cakes.
Off the subject, I LOVE that they played some old school Michael Jackson. I think it was Girlfriend or P.Y.T. I was in heaven. Also, the seats were super comfy, and there was a LOT of … HD TVs! 😉 I highly recommend this place during their slow times. I’ve heard less impressive stories during their peak hours on the weekend. To be honest, that’s the case at any restaurant or bar. It’s just common sense. We all strive for perfection, but we’re only human. Sometimes we fumble.