Ditch Plains

by Ada on April 30, 2012

Am interrupting the Alabama posts for a quick restaurant review!

Last week my good ‘ole friend Coco Chanel was visiting from California. He follows the paleolithic diet (and yes, I made fun of him endlessly about this), so we searched for a protein-heavy restaurant. Our quest brought us to Ditch Plains on the Upper West Side.

To start I began with the sangria (and got carded!). The sangria had a nice, tropical flavor without an overly-cloying sweetness.

Coco selected the gin fizz (sooo not paleo), and seemed to enjoy it.

to begin we shared fried calamari

and fried pickles. Fried pickles are ALL the rage in NYC restaurants these days, so I was happy to finally sample them. These tasted quite good paired with the sangria and would make any pregnant lady happy.

For his entree Coco selected the most meat-laden dish possible, pork shank. I sampled a piece along with some cheesy grits and man was it tasty.

side of coleslaw

I selected the seafood cobb salad, which came topped with shrimp and salmon. Unfortunately, the salmon was flecked in such small slivers that it was barely discernible. Great if you wear dentures, but so not for me.

taffy served with the bill

Overall Ditch Plains was good, but not amazing. It’s worth visiting simply for the sprawling interior and beach-relaxed atmosphere. A section of the restaurant even has individual televisions per table, perfect for spectating ┬ásports games.

Hope everyone is having a great week! I have my final day of classes for my entire college career today. Kind of bittersweet.

Also, don’t forget to enter the Sands Resort giveaway! Deadline has been extended to Wednesday.

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