By Shannon Sessions
Even though it was very late for dinner, Sandy at Lynnwood’s Black Angus treated my family as if we were her first customers of the day and we were well taken care of.
The six of us decided to descend on the Black Angus one recent evening after a very long day.
I was happy to patronize this establishment after I saw it was on the new state wide non-smoking restaurants list, coordinated by the Washington State Department of Health’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Program — but — it didn’t take long to find out the list was mistaken, Black Angus still allows smoking.
So with that, we asked for a table as far away from the smoking as possible and were seated next to the kitchen doorway.
Just when I was starting to think this was a bad idea, our waitress Sandy walked up with a smile and pleasant attitude.
We started off with the Wagonwheel sampler appetizer which includes potato skins, shrimp cocktail, Buffalo-style chicken wings and crisp fried zucchini.
The zucchini was as good as I remember it and I’ve always loved the cucumber dipping sauce that accompanies it.
We also ordered the Mushroom &Bleu filet mignon — seven ounces for $18.99 and coconut shrimp with a black cherry sauce for $15.99. Both entrees came with our choice of two sides: green garden salad, baked potato soup, Stuart’s Steak Soup, clam chowder, mixed vegetables, rice pilaf, haystack onion strings, baked potato, spiced French fries and garlic mashed potatoes.
We both ordered baked potatoes with the works and the green salads. The green salad is still all you can eat, which I appreciate and I also like that you can still order French dressing here — so few restaurants offer it anymore.
We also ordered some items from the kid’s menu which had about six choices at a cost of either $3.99 or $4.99 and also included French fries and ice cream. Drinks for the kid’s meals were separate at 75 cents each.
By the way, I did contact officials from the Washington State Department of Health’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Program and they updated the website list.
Shannon Sessions is the editor of the Lynnwood/ Mountlake Terrace edition of the Enterprise Newspapers.