Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Skew You

As a rule I refuse to try new restaurants on their opening day, or even during their first few weeks of operation. There can be a steep learning curve for any new restaurant staff, and this can often result in your receiving the wrong order or an under/overcooked meal. I once made the mistake of going to the Red Rock Canyon grill too soon and got a chicken pot pie that was essentially a block of ice encased in a pastry shell. For whatever reason, I decided to throw caution to the wind tonight and try Skew Works, which just celebrated its grand opening earlier in the day.

Skew Works' menu is pretty straightforward - you can choose from beef, chicken, lamb, shrimp or veggie skewers. If you order a combo your skewers come with vegetables and your choice of rice or noodles. Most items come with peanut sauce on the side.

Here's a scan of their menu:
I generally avoid restaurant reviews, as too large a portion of my diet consists of frozen pizza and Chipotle for me to consider myself qualified to judge food. However, I will say the food we had was pretty tasty. My only complaint was that the chicken wasn't quite as hot as I'd like, though I'll chalk that up to the restaurant's newness and presume food temperature won't generally be a problem.

Here's the chicken skewer combo I ordered...


...and my wife's  shrimp skewers, along with a couple of potato curry puffs à la carte.


One nice thing was that the staff was extremely friendly. Hopefully that enthusiasm doesn't wear down too much over time.

An amusing thing that occurred while I was there: The staff dimmed the lights just after Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get it On" came over the loudspeakers. I'm not sure what type of sexytime atmosphere they're going for at Skew Works...



17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks damn tasty. I'm optimistic that this place will fair much better than its predecessors.

Clancy said...

The Marvin Gaye light dimming sold me. I was going to wait a while before trying it too, but now I'm thinking of heading over there for lunch today.

Anonymous said...

Cant go wrong with meat on a stick.

Anonymous said...

wow, the skews taste completely different from all other grills I have eaten. Strongly recommended.

Anonymous said...

Gopher, Everett?

Anonymous said...

The staff there are incredibly friendly and helpful. BBQ Chicken puff is fantastic!

ForestGlen said...

Ugh. Tried it the other day...if you love really really greasy food -- go for it! If not then stay away.

Anonymous said...

Went to Skew Works yesterday and the skewers are delicious... love the peanut sauce, curry puffs and puff pastries. Would definitely go back for more as they said that they will introduce more dishes in the near future... :)

Anonymous said...

Tried it. That place was terrible! I give it two months tops.

Anonymous said...

"Tried it. That place was terrible! I give it two months tops."

Joking? I liked it a lot, but even if I didn't I'd have enough sense to know that nothing goes out of business that fast. I expect and hope this place will be around for a long time.

Anonymous said...

In my opinion, Skew Works has the best skewers in this area. The flavor of the meat is delicious and the peanut sauce is out of the world... I hope they'll be very successful.

Anonymous said...

Looks like some of the owners/employees are posting kudos to themselves....how pathetic.

I went there once and will never return. Mobydicks or the Nepali place nearby is a better bet if your looking for something on a stick :)

Anonymous said...

I went to Skew Works about 3 weeks ago. I loved everything I had. I'm definitely going back and hope they stay in business for a long time.

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