Kodiak Jack’s Steak and Seafood in Oshkosh, Wisconsin is pretty much what you might expect when you walk into a restaurant in Oshkosh. The restaurant itself is a mix between a taxidermy shop, your local bar, and an awesome salad bar. This is place is a real wisconsin establishment, and not somewhere normal people would take a vegan or a lactard…
But we did.
And it actually turned out to be a pretty good place. They were very accommodating to all of our needs. They had burgers, wraps, salads, and sandwiches. Their Lunch Menu was pretty extensive. I ordered a Vegetarian Delight. Why? I have no idea. I don’t know what I was thinking. My brother on the other hand, ordered something a lot more appropriate. He got a fish sandwich…. that is always a good idea in Oshkosh. It was probably caught right down the street in the lake….
I mean really? This thing looks fantastic! The veggies were grilled to perfection, and the cheese was nicely melted but still was a little solid. It wasn’t runny, and the onions and garlic added a lot of flavor to the marble rye. I added a couple of fries in there to see what would happen, and it didn’t really change anything. In fact, I liked it better without the fry in there. It could have used a little bit of fresh basil or maybe even some crushed red pepper or something to give it a little bit more pizazz…. A little bit of balsamic might have helped bring out the flavors of the portabella, but overall it was pretty good. It was a little bit on the greasy side, but I guess that was to be expected being in a place that uses butter as a way to support the local farming economy. Being in Wisconsin also means really good cheeses… which also means a lot of cheese, on everything. It was actually a great sandwich to order… I was pleasantly surprised.
Overall Sandwich Rating: A
Structure: A- (it could have been on slightly thicker bread, but good overall)
It must have been pretty good, because he ate the entire thing… I would ask him to guest blog about it… but he was the same guy who left an untoasted PB&J in a plastic bag in the fridge. If he wants to guest blog, maybe I will let him anyway. It could be interesting.
Atmosphere: A+ (if you love taxidermy, anyway)