Friday, October 12, 2007

Junior's Long Island Pizza in Durham - Low Carb Hurricane Game!

Last night we went to Junior's Long Island Pizza in Durham to watch the Carolina Hurricanes dominate the Ottawa Senators. The Canes rocked and we had a great meal.

I've been doing the low carb thing the last month or so, and it's very hard to stick to it at a sports bar. Let's face it, most pub food is high carb. While I love onion rings, garlic bread, and fried calamari, they're just not on the menu right now. And I don't even want to talk about beer.

Junior's is located at the old Damon's location, and it's still a great venue for watching a game. 4 wide screen TVs in the dining room, and tons of other TVs on the walls. The added benefit is they have the remote sound systems so you can listen to the audio of your choice. That's much better than listening to the sound of a football game while trying to guess what Chuck or John would be saying about the Canes as you're watching.

There were lots of low carb choices on the menu. I didn't feel like a salad, so I went with the chicken wings (not fried) as an appetizer. The waiter made a big deal about how hot the wings would be, but I don't think he realized who he was dealing with. They were a touch hotter than a Texas Pete based sauce, but certainly not in the Dave's Gourmet range. But very good.

I got creative for the main meal. I ordered three sides: sausage, meatballs, and Italian vegetables. The sausage and vegetables were excellent, but the meatballs kick it up another notch. I've had meatballs literally the world over, and these are on par with the best. I think you have to go to Mulberry Street in NYC to do as well.

The only downside is that we pretty much had a private dining room for the game. Except for the bar, which seemed to be doing a brisk business, we were the only ones there for most of the game. So come on Caniacs. Instead of fighting for standing room at the Ale House, cruise two blocks to Juniors and enjoy better food and a great atmosphere.

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