Indiana Restaurant Review
Strikes, You're Out!
|Maybe I'm a
glutton for culinary punishment, but I keep coming back to BW-3.
I've now dined at both the Merrillville (on Route 30) and the
Schererville location (on Route 41). Maybe I keep returning
because the restaurants do make for a fun atmosphere to get together
with friends. The Merrillville location, and I believe possibly
the Schererville, even has an outdoor dining section which makes for an
ideal summer eating setting.
|But on to the
food. Let me walk you through the dining experiences I had on
three occasions at BW-3.
|First was a
fajita ($5.99), or so it is called on the menu. To me it was like
three soft-shelled, pre-made tacos. There were no sautéed
vegetables served on a sizzling platter here. In fact, the onions
and green peppers were uncooked, just cut - not what I consider to be a
fajita. My husband and I asked the waitress about the
"unfajitaness" of the "fajita." She explained
to us that this is not a Mexican restaurant. Well, Applebee's and
T. G. I. Friday's are nowhere near Mexican restaurants, but they certainly
serve items that much more closely resemble the dish.
|My second visit
was for lunch. It just seemed the ideal place to eat outdoors on a
terrific-weather day. I figured a BBQ pork sandwich would be
sufficient to tide me over. It did just that, but the presentation
was certainly lacking. It was about the equivalent of a sandwich
from White Hen Pantry (with cellophane wrapping removed at least).
It was even served on a styrofoam plate. (BW-3 doesn't trust its
diners with metal silverware and breakable plates, I've learned.)
The sandwich tasted good, but for $3.99 and for a hip looking place like
BW-3, I expect at least a pickle on the side or a bit of presentation
with parsley maybe. But hey, it filled me up, and the iced tea hit
What was I thinking. I ordered Mexican again, the Ultimate Chili Nachos
($5.59). In truth, I'm not sure if I can explain just what I
didn't like about the nachos. They "just didn't
work." They had a nice mix of meat, beans, veggies, sour
cream, and all the other appropriate toppings, but it just didn't hit
with me. Maybe it was because the blue corn chips were soggy right
off the bat. That is one factor I can pin-point.
|I realize the
wings are the specialty at BW-3, and I have heard accolades from
friends on how good they are. I, myself, am not a wings fan, but I
did swipe a few from my friend's tub of 50 wings (Yes, 50!). They seemed
agreeable to me, enough for me to recommend them over any of the past
selections I've made at the restaurant.
|This is a rough
review, I am aware. But I did give the place three chances.
My vote is definitely "Out!" I think BW-3 works better
just as a bar - a fun place to get together with others for a drink
(maybe a snack) but definitely only AFTER you have dined elsewhere.
The BW-3 menu and more information are available at www.bw-3.com.
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