Monday Munchies: Rogers' Fish City Grill
Where I came from, seafood was simply "catfish." It came with hushpuppies, fries and ketchup.
- My relationship with aquatic cuisine is still a bit standoffish, though I love good sushi and scallops from the White River Fish Market in Tulsa.
It's a chain, but Rogers is the only Arkansas location.
The scene: Fish City's menu is what you'd expect — soups, salads, shrimp, snow crab, oysters and, yes, catfish.
- The lobster-and-shrimp grilled cheese sandwich ($20) hooked my interest. I opted for cheesy grits over fries.
The food: Chunks of shrimp and lobster are grilled on sourdough with cheddar, jack and American cheeses, along with white queso, bacon, sriracha and green onions.
The verdict: The spicy kick is offset by a mellow, cheesy mix, and bacon fits surprisingly well with the subtle taste of shellfish.
- The sandwich is large enough to feed two; I barely ate half.
- I get the over-the-top tendency coming from some kitchens to impress patrons, but the fish were swimming in cheese — a bit much for me. Otherwise, this is a solid choice for a change-of-pace lunch.
Pro tip: If you've never been and tell your server, they may bring you a sampling of soups and an oyster nacho (magnificent!) like they did for me.
Check it out: 2003 S. Bellview Road in Rogers. Open Sunday-Thursday, 11am-9pm; and Friday-Saturday, 11am-10pm.
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