Atlanta restaurant reviews, culinary news, and gluttonous gossip by admitted foodaholic Serina Patrick

Game Night at Taco Mac

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With UK still in the NCAA tournament, LC and I met some of his college friends at a Taco Mac somewhere in the suburbs (frankly, once I’m OTP, I’m utterly lost) to watch the game.

Taco Mac has an extensive menu of bar food and an impressive, although somewhat daunting, beer list. Unable to choose something experimental on short notice, I started with a Guinness draught. Then everyone reviewed the food options, from their Tex-Mex specialties to burgers. I noticed a shrimp and guacamole wrap among the sandwiches and paired it with sweet potato fries, the same combo I request at the Courtside Grille at Concourse Athletic Club, so I decided to compare the two.

Despite my subtle suggestion of the Buffalo chicken flatbread, LC couldn’t resist the wings, but wisely chose the healthier baked version with habanero and lemon pepper sauces, and celery instead of fries. He started with a cup of chicken tortilla soup which I planned to share, much to his chagrin. Handcut tortillas added crunch and substance to the tasty soup. The fresh sliced avocado was a nice touch.

I substituted tomatoes for cucumber in my wrap, and added pepper jack cheese. It was stuffed full of the above, plus chopped shrimp, lettuce, and guacamole, which the menu confirmed to be housemade. Their sweet potato fries were thin and crispy. Someone at the table ordered a raspberry infused Abita Purple Haze and let us all have a taste. That was my next beverage.

My wrap was pretty good, although I would have preferred whole shrimp. The habanero glaze on LC’s wings wasn’t spicy at all…I believe it was mistakenly regular barbecue. All in all, it was a good dining experience, especially for a busy sports bar.

But how would Taco Mac’s shrimp and guacamole wrap rank compared to the one at the Courtside Grille? Check back in a couple of days for the winner!

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