February 12, 2013

Good times....doin the Jerk (Chicken) that is....

Outside shot of De Palm Tree - photo credit:

 You ever have one of those days when you think about something that you did and had so much fun that you keep thinking about it over and over? Well this past Friday night I had a great time with my girl +Thisha Smith and some of her former coworkers. We went to a Jamaican restaurant by the name of De Palm Tree.  By the time I arrived majority of her friends were already there. Now I had met them previously at another function last year and had a blast with them then also. In all there was about 10 of us and we were just having fun. We all gathered for a friend of her's who was celebrating is 45 birthday.

Inside shot of De Palm Tree - photo credit:

So since this was my first time at a Jamaican restaurant the only thing I knew was that their food was known to be on the hot and spicy side. I am not a fan of hot and spicy food. Some of my friends say my black card needs to be revoked because I can't even stand hot sauce....YUCK. So I go through the menu and I'm looking at the appetizers because I just want something simple. So I am deciding between some Jerk Chicken wings and some Honey glazed Jerk Chicken wings. Some of the people at the table suggest I get the Honey version because they shouldn't be too spicy. So I inform the waitress of my selection and I wait for my food to come out.

Honey Glazed Chicken Wings - 6 of them

Now I will say that when my food was brought out that it did smell wonderful. So I broke a wing in half and proceeded to bit into. The taste was great the sweetness of the honey in combination with the spices was wonderful. Then my mouth started to heat up....and what started as a subtle spicy taste slowly developed into 3 alarm fire in my mouth. Remember I don't do spicy food so my mouth is on fire. I reach for my water and start to just guzzle it down. Now did I also state I am still on the first Part of wing that I just broke off? So yea I'm trying to be a trooper and finish off my food. By the time I was completely done with 2 wings, my mouth was a semi-inferno and my nose had opened up so well I could probably HEAR out of it. So needless to say I had to take a mini break from it and call the waitress over to my cup because I had completely emptied it and was currently munching on ice.

Inside shot of De Palm Tree - photo credit:

 So after the refill I started to gauge how much water to drink in ratio to eating these chicken wings. Overall I figured 1 cup of water to 2 chicken wings was the way to go, so in the end I had about 4 cups of water. The last cup was to help calm my mouth down. 

So after we ate we decided to go bar/club and this is their description, "Hole in a wall" joint called 3 of a Kind Bar & Grill. When I eventually arrived and parked I made my way into this interesting "establishment". I tell ya this place is definitely for the older generations. Even I felt too young being in this place. The birthday boy along with some others are cracking up because another of their coworkers went across the street to a gas station and picked up a treat for the birthday boy. Some Colt celebrate his 45th birthday. The real kicker was that an employee took the bottle and decided to put it on ice for him in a Miller bucket.

Birthday boy;)

 So after standing around taking pictures and having men look at us smacking their toothless gums we decided to find a table and take a seat. About four us took seat but then about 30 minutes later decided we wanted to go to The Signature Room which is less than 5 minutes away.  

We make our way over and check out the crowd which is not hitting on anything and decided to leave there and go to a club that was formerly known as StudioBlu off Natural Bridge. Again it was another miss and we decided to call it a night. Overall I had so much fun and wish I could have found another jumping spot to go to, because I was NOT tired;) Oh well, maybe next time.

Places I visited:

De Palm Tree
8631 Olive Blvd  
St Louis, MO 63132
(314) 432-5171

Three of a Kind Bar & Grill
1810 Woodson Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63114
(314) 427-2611

The Signature Room - Saint Louis
9002-9006 Overland Plz
Overland, MO 63114(314) 445-2407

StudioBlu (it has a new name, but I just don't recall what it is)
8909 Natural Bridge Rd 
St Louis, MO 63121 
(314) 426-3337 

Until the next episode....

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