by Zachariah Zendejas
J’s Sports Bar and Grill in Dinuba is decorated specifically to engage you while watching a game on T.V. After I was seated, I perused the menu looking for something that caught my eye. I finally decided on the turkey sandwich: thinly sliced oven roasted turkey on a French roll with baby leaf lettuce, sliced tomatoes, provolone, roasted red peppers and chipotle mayonnaise.
As I waited, the waitress brought me my drink, chips and salsa. The appetizer was good, the drink was fizzy and cool and the service was perfectly adequate. On a personal note, I had been looking forward to the meal as many family members had gone to the restaurant and loved the food. The food itself did not take much time to make and get to the table.
When the food got to the table it was like waking up on your birthday, going into the living room, unwrapping your presents and finding out that you got a pair of pajama bottoms, a pack of undershirts and some deodorant and body wash – totally necessary but disappointing. After all the good reviews by friends and family about the food, it was disappointing. The turkey meat tasted like it was bought at the sandwich meat section of a grocery store, thick cuts of provolone and tomatoes (which dominated the flavors of the sandwich), two slivers of the roasted peppers, a small dollop of the chipotle mayonnaise all between a less than savory bun. A revamp of this dish is completely warranted.
The fries and onion rings were actually very good. A delicious crunch on the outside of the fry, but soft and delicious on the inside. The same goes for the onion rings because they had a nice crunch and the onion was soft, chewable and had a mellow flavor. There were many aspects of the dining experience that I enjoyed, just not the main dish. Of course, don’t take my word for it, stop by and order a burger or any other of the restaurant’s more celebrated dishes because they just may be excellent.
As for any upcoming events for St. Patrick’s Day, according to a staff member nothing had yet been planned at the time this was written, but they stated that the management tends to plan those things just a few days ahead. So keep your ears and eyes open. What better place to celebrate St. Patty’s Day then at your local bar and grill which can be found at 100 North L in Dinuba. Also, check them out for karaoke and live music.
You can learn more about their events by liking their Facebook Page. Hopefully, your food experience will be more like that of my family and friends—just don’t order the turkey sandwich.