Fresno, CA

My review of late night at Lazy Dog in Fresno

Mark-John Clifford
Lazy Dog in FresnoPhoto byLazy Dog

Hi Friends!

I last wrote a review on Newsbreak in October of 2022. Since then, I have had 10 TIA's as of last Wednesday, the 12th of April 2023.

Then on Friday the 14th, I had brain surgery to correct the issue, which brought me back to typing.

Patti and I have checked out a few restaurants since October, and I will review them this week, starting with today's review of Lazy Dog in Fresno.

Before I get to that, I want to let you know throughout the next few posts; I'll give you the details of what was going on, why I didn't write since last October, and what transpired over the past six months concluding with the surgery on April, 14th.

Let's review this place!

Patti and I were out taking care of a few things when we decided to get a bite to eat. This happened about two weeks before my surgery, so I was up to the treat.

We ended up at Lazy Dog since it was open late enough to grab something to eat.

We were seated in the bar area, which to me, stinks unless you want to talk loud and don't care if your significant other or friend can hear you over the noise.

I decided to stick with a favorite, a Black and Blue cheese burger with fries and pickled cucumber salad on the side. The Black & Blue burger is a half-pound burger with blue cheese, smoked bacon, lettuce, pickle, red onion(which I deleted), and blue cheese dressing. I will admit I love their cucumber salad. Other than my own, it's the best I've had around town, and only a few places serve it.

The burgers at Lazy Dog have always been great when we have eaten there. I thought for a while that the burgers at Fridays were the best, but sorry, Fridays, Lazy Dog does them better. The burger was plump and full of juices running out when you bit into it. The blue cheese spread was to die for, and the burger and blue cheese mix hit the right note that evening.
Black and Blue BurgerPhoto byLazy Dog

The pickled cucumber salad was perfect, as always. It had the right amount of pickling juice, so it wasn't extraordinarily tart or sweet. It was the ideal combination to go along with the burger.

Patti had the Southern Fried Chicken Salad. The salad is a bed of mixed greens with candied walnuts, housemade indigo cornbread croutons, jack and cheddar cheese, hard-boiled egg, charred sweet corn, tomatoes, honey-mustard dressing, and a side of Nashville hot sauce for the southern fried chicken breast strips on top.
Southern Fried Chicken SaladPhoto byLazy Dog

I can't be positive, but I believe this is the second time Patti has had this salad, but don't quote me.

I know she loved it and bragged about it throughout the meal. She wanted me to taste the chicken with the hot sauce she wasn't using. I can tell you that those chicken breasts were tasty and juicy, and the hot sauce gave them a fantastic Southern taste.

She kept bragging about how fresh the mixed greens were, which I was happy about since that's been an issue at a few places lately.

The chicken wings were the one thing I wanted but didn't order since the last few times, I've been disappointed. I like that they give you dipping sauce for the wings so you can taste them all, but the wings never seem to come out cooked enough for me, even after asking them to cook them a little more.

I'm working on my review of our journey to find the best wings in Fresno, so stay tuned because it's coming soon. Maybe even by the end of the week. It's only part one since there are many places to check out in Fresno and Clovis, and we are at the beginning. Just give us time, and let us know if we miss a place you like.

Buon Appetito!!

Mark & Patti

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Patti, my wife, and I write about life here in Fresno, California, and the Central Valley. We especially enjoy writing reviews about restaurants we've dined at, along with the food that is served. From time to time, we also write about and share recipes that we are fond of and hope you'll try them and let us know your thoughts. We are not traditional food critics. We don't have to worry about restaurants making unique dishes for us. We're just the average customer going in to dine, and then we write reviews.

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