Joseph Decuis has long been our favorite special occasion spot, but because of the prices, which are totally worth it, we don’t get there as often as we’d like. That is until last summer when Chef Aaron Butts introduced Blue Jeans, Burgers, & Beer, a casual Friday night dinner, featuring an ever-changing menu offered in the courtyard from 5 to 8 PM throughout the summer. It quickly became our favorite dining experience and it’s back this summer!
On our first trip last summer, we tried the BBQ Pork Banh Mi and the Wagyu Burger. Both were prepared perfectly. The BBQ Pork Banh Mi was packed with the perfect combination of Vietnamese flavors and spices, and the Wagyu Burger was out of this world. If you’ve never had Wagyu, I highly recommend you try one of these burgers. It’s an affordable way to sample the beef, and you won’t regret it. The beef is locally raised, all-natural, and hormone and drug free, and the flavor is unmatched.
On our second trip last summer, we took my parents and sampled the basket of fries, the Grilled Wagyu Steak Kabobs, and the Andouille Sausage Po Boy. The fries were sensational. I don’t know what they put on them, but we could not stop eating them even though they came out of the kitchen piping hot. And the Wagyu Kabob? Whoa! It may be the best thing I’ve ever eaten. The meat was cooked just right and was drenched in a delectable chimichurri sauce, served on top of grilled vegetables, black beans and rice, and finished with an avocado cream. The Andouille Sausage Po Boy carried just the right amount of heat to keep me going back for more.
I talked to Aaron about his menu for the kick off event last week and here’s what he was serving up: Duroc Ribs, Smoked Hawkins Farm Chicken, Wagyu Burgers, Mac n Cheese, Gumbo, Indiana Asparagus Salad & a special Wagyu Burger topped with Poblano-Ham Hock Chili, Guacamole and Chipotle Aioli. He also assured me he would have plenty of craft beers on tap and special cocktails as well.
You simply can’t beat the price or the experience, so I want to share it with you. This week I am giving away two $25 gift certificates. Here’s how you enter to win:
1- Share my blog post via Facebook or Twitter and make sure to tag me
2- Leave a comment telling me why you want to go.
You must do both in order to be entered to win. I will announce the winners on Friday morning.