Sunday, October 4, 2009

Lunch In Ocracoke At Howard's Pub. Part 4 Of Many.

Now, what is the first thing Rosie and Mr. Hawthorne do upon arriving on Ocracoke Island? If you guessed "eat lunch," you would be correct.
Howard's Pub is one of the more popular dining establishments on Ocracoke.
I'm wondering what this bamboo/corn-like plant out front is. Could it be sugar cane?
We were immediately seated in the screened-in porch. Service was very prompt and friendly.
Mr. Hawthorne ordered the Taco Salad with seasoned ground beef, crispy lettuce, grilled peppers and onions, tomatoes, and cheese, all served in a huge crispy fried tortilla shell with sides of guacamole, sour cream, and salsa.
I had the Caesar salad with blackened tuna seared in a mixture of Cajun spices. The Caesar was very good and came with a liberal sprinkling of croutons.
I had ordered my tuna medium rare and when our server brought it he was concerned that it might be too rare for me. It wasn't. And it was very good.
A crispy side of onion rings completed our meal.
Orchidgal, you want to tell me what these are?


Kathy said...

Oh em gee!!! Rosie had a Caesar salad that she liked - and she didn't make it! And I didn't see a single negative comment about the rest of the fare. Could it be? Is she mellowing? Is this Utopia? An alternate universe?

Marilyn said...

Rosie, I would say that those look like sugar cane plants to me (so says the Yankee who has never seen an actual sugar cane plant!)
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dle1004 said...

I think maybe the plant is sorghum, I can't remember if sugar cane has the thistly (new word) like thing on top...just a guess..