What to do on a cold night of the second snowstorm in as many weeks? Go out to eat of course! After spending the entire day cooped up together, my husband, daughter and myself were officially sick of daytime television (Oprah’s fat again!) and needed a little change of scenery.
Living in Anamosa, we consider ourselves lucky to have an upscale, fine dining establishment just a few blocks away. If you don’t live in Anamosa I strongly suggest a little road trip to check it out. Tyler & Downing’s Eatery serves prime aged steaks and fresh, flown-in Hawaiian seafood. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights they feature south of the border entrees.
Due to the storm, the main dining room was closed so we were seated upstairs in the lounge. The exposed brick and classy big-city atmosphere are followed through upstairs but with a comfy, laid-back air.
I chose the chicken chimichanga for dinner. The steaks and seafood are outstanding but I hoped to warm up with something spicy. The chimi was crispy with a tasty cheese sauce, filled with juicy chicken breast and the right amount of zing.
My husband had the steak enchilada, a flour tortilla bursting at the seams with tender steak. My daughter had the green beans. A one-year old can hardly jump right into tostadas and margaritas.
Mexican night was fun, but the real stars of T&D are the steak and seafood. I’ll be back for another review, preferably on a warm summer night.
Details: Tyler & Downing’s Eatery, 122 East Main St., Anamosa; 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursdsay, 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday, lounge open daily at 4 p.m.; call (319) 462-5533
Warming up with something spicy at Tyler & Downing’s Eatery