Friday, September 30, 2016
Summersville Edition: Long Point Grille & Bar
A chilly, wet day couldn't stop me from finally seeing Kirkwood Winery's 25th Annual Grape Stomping Wine Festival -- and, of course, finding some good local grub afterward.
After stomping on some grapes, we headed out to Long Point Grille & Bar in Mount Nebo at Summesrville Lake. The wooden cabin-esque building was a nice refuge from the torrential downpour.
And as soon as we stepped inside, the server greeted us and told us to have a seat wherever we'd like. I, as per usual, selected a booth near the window (better for photos). The inside is charming, in a sense. Lots of light wood, and it seems to be a nice deck outside for when the weather is nice.
The menu has some fried appetizers, like jalapeno poppers (this is when I discovered heather's love for jalapeno poppers). They have sandwiches and salads, as well as a bunch of different kinds of pizzas and calzones - and the pizzas can be made into calzones!
Heather ordered the jalapeno poppers, and she may have uttered the word "life-changing." These did not have cream cheese - rather, they had cheddar cheese and the jalapeno was chopped up into bits instead of one large piece.
She let me steal one, and they were pretty tasty.
For my entree, I ordered a calzone with crispy chicken (I saw this as an option on one of the pizzas) and mushrooms. You can also opt to turn one of their pizzas into a calzone, which Heather did with the Greek pizza (hers has a balsamic glaze that you can see in the photo at the top of this post). I also got a side of mac & cheese because of course I did.
And my calzone was really good. Large, perfectly light crisp dough on the outside and hot and fresh inside. Tons of delicious pieces of chicken and mushrooms, and I asked for a side of marinara dipping sauce, which just combined everything perfectly. The mac & cheese was a doctored up Kraft - cheesier. Not even gonna complain about that.
For dessert, I went with a piece of peanut butter pie. Wow. Delicious. I think I set this restaurant up to achieve, between the calzone, mac & cheese and peanut butter pie. But they hit it out of the park on all three. That, and our server was one of the best. So kind, accommodating and on her game. I'd definitely go back while in the Summersville Lake area.