Today was the Grand Opening of Hurricane Grill & Wings located at 6800 Thomasville Road here in Tallahassee, Florida. It is located in the strip mall just south of Chiles High School.
Hurricane Grill has what I would call a beach or Key West type theme and decor. It offers a very casual dining atmosphere which appealed to me. I would feel comfortable eating here with my family or my co-worker and fellow food blogger, Mike. There is an outside patio and bar where you can eat, in addition to another bar inside the restaurant itself. The inside is very bright, comfortable and inviting.
We sat in the bar area. Our waiter was very enthusiastic and explained the sauces and menu to us with great exuberance. Since we were there at lunch time, he asked if we were under any time constraints and made sure we were in and out in the time we had for lunch.
I started out with an order fo the Fried Pickles with Cyclone Sauce. These can be addictive like the menu states. The Dill pickle chips are fried and served with our Hurricane Grill’s Cyclone Sauce. The Cyclone Sauce is a combination of the spicy Firecracker Sauce and ranch dressing. The fried pickles arrived in a stylish paper cone. I personally thought they were a little greasy, but good and really enjoyed the flavor when dipped in the Cyclone Sauce.
Now, I know it is a wing place, but I have to tell you I got a little overwhelmed with the 30+ sauces and just could not make up my mind. Plus, the menu offers a wide selection of other fare besides the wings. I went with the Firecracker Shrimp Tacos. The shrimp is tossed in Firecracker Sauce and served on a bed of Thai Slaw in soft shell tacos and garnished with sesame seeds. Your choice of sides are crispy natural cut French fries, kettle chips or Hurricane Slaw. The tacos were served with sides of sour cream, guacamole and salsa; however, I felt none were needed to really enjoy this dish. The Thai Slaw was just the right accompaniment. I went with a side of Hurricane Slaw and was a little disappointed, finding it bland.
Overall, Hurricane Grill seems like a great place to grab a bite to eat with the family or relax and hang out; having a few drinks and wings with friends. Hurricane Grill is running some great Grand Opening specials, so be sure not to miss out on them.
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