Ask Cap’n Greg

May 1, 2015 by Ask Cap'n Greg

In the blockbuster movie of the same name, Forrest Gump was impressed that his buddy, Bubba, was so well informed about a mind boggling array of shrimp dishes. There were shrimp kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried and stir-fried shrimp, pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burgers, shrimp sandwiches and I probably missed a few. But at South Side Jillz I ran into one I hadn’t expected.

CAP’N GREG: You’ve gotta be kidding.

JILL: Why not? Two great flavors rolled into one.

CAP’N GREG: But bacon-wrapped shrimp?

JILL: Try it.

CAP’N GREG: Mmmm.

JILL: You like it?

CAP’N GREG: I better have one more to be sure. Mmmm.

JILL: Why are your eyes closed, Cap’n Greg?

CAP’N GREG: My taste buds are doing a happy dance. They’re celebrating a surf and swine orgy, and I’m too embarrassed to watch.

JILL: I have a great cook. She loves to experiment. Every now and then she creates a killer dish, and we put it on the menu.

CAP’N GREG: Okay. I’ll take a chance and open this left eye of mine, and… Hey! What is that guy eating at the next table?

JILL: A cheeseburger.

CAP’N GREG: Holy half a cow! I’ve seen catcher’s mitts smaller than that sandwich.

JILL: People come here hungry, we don’t want to disappoint.

CAP’N GREG: And you don’t disappoint in the refreshment category, either. What is this amber stuff I am swilling that I will need another of very soon?

JILL: Ice cold Indio. In my opinion, one of the best draft beers there is.

CAP’N GREG: Yum. What else you got?

JILL: Our shrimp-stuffed avocados are popular.

CAP’N GREG: Please stop. I’m still nearly comatose from the bacon-wrapped variety. Next thing you’ll tell me you have free WiFi.

JILL: We do. Also, ping pong, pool and horseshoes. You like to dance? We have salsa lessons on Wednesdays.

CAP’N GREG: Do me a favor?

JILL: Sure.

CAP’N GREG: Call my wife and tell her not to wait up, because I have died and gone to heaven.

JILL: She’s inside at the bar.

CAP’N GREG: Oops. My demise may be premature.

JILL: Your wife may have something to say about that.

CAP’N GREG: I think some bacon-wrapped shrimp and an Indio will bring her around.

JILL: You’re a good man, Cap’n Greg.

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