The Keg has been sort of our special family restaurant for really as long as I can remember, and although we’ve gone to other restaurants as a family over the years, none of the others quite measures up. I think part of that is probably because we didn’t go to the Keg often, but when we did it was usually for a special occassion: birthday, anniversary, graduation, and those types of things.
Although my usual order these days is “Teriyaki Classic medium rare, works on the baked potatoe, with a ceasar salad to start and a pepsi”, and you can literally quote me on that. I even had to refine it over the years, one of the servers through me one time because I didn’t include the salad part, and although the classics (at that time) came with ceasar salad by default, I guess enough people would substitute a garden or spinach salad that they felt the need to ask. It was totally unexpected, but I adjusted.
Regardless, when I was growing up steak wasn’t my go to choice at the Keg, which seems strange to me now, but then again back in those days they had a salad bar too… My go to would have sounded like this: “Teriyaki Salmon with fries and a darth vader“, but I wasn’s so sauve in those days as to order it like that.
Anyway, the Keg has a “Winter Grill” menu at the moment and Teriyaki Salmon is on it. I think it’s probably changed from the one I remember, but that’s not going to stop me from having it. Here’s the current description (which probably would not have appealed the the younger me): “Grilled and lightly basted with a sweet Teriyaki glaze. Served with a pineapple cilantro salsa.”. Another item which is interesting, but not appealing (to me anyway) is Onion Rings… there may need to be some strategic seating plan implemented at the next Keg visit to avoid the onion…
P.S. There’s a Keg contest at the moment where you can win dinner at The Keg for a year, it’s actually $2,400 in gift cards ($200/month) but still, if you enter (and win) you owe me dinner! http://thekegcontest.com/