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?
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.