Like waking a hibernating bear, waking a dormant stomach causes violent growls that can only be silenced by plates of eclectic fare and 20 minutes of gentle patting. Ward off vicious appetites with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of eclectic fare, plus one dessert (up to a $7.95 value) at Cowgirl Sea-Horse (up to a $57.95 total value).
The chefs at Cowgirl Sea-Horse deliver diners eclectic cuisine amid quirky rural flare. Diners kick off lunch or dinner by charming a plate of Rattlesnake Bites, grilled shrimp wedged inside roasted jalapeños and wrapped in strips of bacon ($9.95). Like a properly delivered petition to the governor, a trio of roasted veggies arrives sealed inside flour tortillas with gooey goat cheese ($14.95). Grilled hangar steak is served with spicy chipotle butter ($19.95), whereas chicken sandwiches can be ordered grilled, country-fried, blackened, barbecued, or buffalo-style ($10.95). Brunch eats include savory choices such as a grilled hangar steak and eggs ($10.95), as well as the sweeter bites of french-toast slices enveloped in crushed Cap'n Crunch cereal ($9.95). No matter which meal diners sidle up for, a dessert polishes off the experience with forward-thinking concoctions such as peanut-butter-pretzel pie or Cowgirl's famous ice-cream baked potato.
Mirroring the epicurean invention exhibited by the menu is an unfussy but eclectic interior, with bright, airy windows casting light on exposed bricks and a tile mosaic behind the burnished-wood bar. Quirky mounted fish, anchors, and outboard motors lend the eatery a nautical air while antlered chandeliers line the ceiling in a subtle nod to the deer that first invented the taco.
Under the full-sized antlers that crown hanging lamps in Cowgirl Sea-Horse, exposed brick and mismatched strips of wallpaper watch as forks sink into seafood and creative, Mexican-influenced American fare. Live music marinates in the sunlight spilling through multiple sets of French doors, which whisper Parisian nothings as margaritas and clink atop the rustic bar. Brunchtime bellies greet French toast crusted with Capn' Crunch, and on Taco Tuesdays, $2 soft or crispy tacos sail on pico de gallo seas to smuggle beef, chicken, or beans into gullet ports. During lunch and dinner, side dish-stuffed Beach Baskets showcase white fish reubens and house smoked baby back ribs rubbed with a special blend of spices and served with their own BBQ sauce and served with mashed potatoes cream gravy and coleslaw.
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