The Rum House on Magazine Street in the early evening just after work. We decided to sit outside on the wide banquette to enjoy the warm, almost spring-like weather and watch the busy people and traffic roll by while we ate. This is my 28th cheat, and I am down a total of 53 pounds.
For any odd number of reasons, I never noticed The Rum House before while traveling up and down Magazine Street. Finally, after enthusiastic co-workers mentioned the restaurant time and again, I decided it was finally time I visited this most popular local dining destination.
Since it is a “Rum House,” I thought it only appropriate we try some of their signature, tropical cocktails from the beverage menu. Giggling over the drink names, I selected a Coconut Chocolate Thunder, and John opted for a Jamaican Me Crazy. My drink was a frozen blend of Kahlua, Cruzan Dark Rum, Crème de Cocoa, Cruzan Blackstop and Crème de Coconut topped heavily with whipped cream. John’s Jamaican Me Crazy was a fruity combination of Appleton Gold Rum, Malibu Passion Fruit Rum, House Made Fruit Punch and Crème of Coconut. Both drinks were delicious, although nowhere near as strong as I expected. I’m used to the heavy-handed pours of most bartenders in New Orleans.
After much deliberation, John chose the Taco Trifecta for his entrée and I selected the Island Style “Cuban Steak.” With John’s entrée, he was able to select three of their specialty tacos along with one side item. He chose the Chili Glazed Shrimp, Cuban Pork and Flaked Fish tacos with a side of Black Beans with Chorizo Relish. My favorite from his trio was the shrimp, which was also beer battered and deep-fried with a rum chili glaze. It was decadent and delicious!
Although we inquired about dessert, our server seemed dismayed over the limited choices, and I figured if he couldn’t get excited about their sweets, neither could I! John and I figured that our drinks served us well as a dessert item, so we simply paid our check and headed home.
It had been a delightful meal, sitting under the balcony, watching the people go by, and we enjoyed the stroll back to our car. I simply can’t wait for the weather to get even steamier, when you’ll find us again sipping frosty cocktails and munching on appetizers at a table in front of The Rum House.