Friday, November 30, 2012

LSU vs. AR

Clinton and I went to our first away game on Friday! We did go to the 2011 Cowboy Classic, which was LSU/Oregon in Dallas, but neutral location, so eh... doesn't count! So first away game it is! We left after Thanksgiving lunch and drove to Fayetteville, AR.

Most places were closed Thursday night, but we found this one restaurant open with great reviews, Bordinos! It turned out to be a great meal! Bear with me, you know I'm a burgeoning food writer! Ha! I've copied the menu items and description from the menu on the website!

Crab Cake Romesco Sauce
Clinton said the cake was fantastic, I didn't try it, but the sauce was amazing by itself!

Pear Mixed Greens, Sherry Vinaigrette, Bacon, Walnuts, Moody Blue 
This salad was delicious! I loved it so much, I tried to reproduce it here the other day... not the same results. 

Beef Tenderloin Roasted Potatoes, Asparagus, Gorgonzola Butter
Clinton said it was very good. I didn't taste it... can't remember why not! Looks amazing! 

Ricotta-Chèvre Gnocchi Confit Duck, Cranberries, Broccolette, Bourbon Cream Sauce
I went back and forth on which entree I would get because I don't normally like duck, but I'm so glad I got this. Oh my, it was good. Duck is still not my favorite protein, but the rest of the dish made up for it. Never had anything as light and fluffy as those gnocchi!

Crème Brûlée White Chocolate-Vanilla Bean Custard, Caramelized Sugar, Seasonal Accompaniments
We both ordered this. I do not share dessert, and if creme brulee is on the menu, I'M GETTING IT! It was great!

AND of course, I had a...few... glasses of Moscato.

Besides the great food, the dinner was so good because of our unexpected company. We come into the restaurant in the middle of Razorback land, literally steps from the campus, and of course, Clinton is wearing purple and gold. We sit down next to this older couple, and they start talking to us. They were so nice, asking how we liked Fayetteville, asking how had we been treated by the other fans, giving us advice on where to park for the game, telling us the must dos on campus. Turns out we were sitting next to the Alumni President and his wife! They were really fun to talk to and we appreciated them being so nice to the enemy!

We got up bright and early the next morning to get started tailgating! 

The Tommy Jackson Tailgaters

Clinton, Johnny "Tommy Jackson", and Carrie
 It was so cold! We ended up at a bar and grill! Who said 9:30 am was too early for beer and wings?!? So much fun though! Those guys know how to have a good time! 

Then it was game time! Our seats were amazing!

It was a great game! So tense, but the Tigers won 20-13! Yay! It was a great quick getaway weekend! 


  1. Ohhh your meal looks AMAZING!! Especially the Creme Brulee! And I have decided that i'm coming to Texas and you're taking me to one of these football games! haha Looks so fun!! =)

    1. You'd have to come to Louisiana to experience it the best! But come on down!!