Friday, February 22, 2008
Southsea Pirates - 3 stars
The Southsea Pirates
62,40 - along the coast south of Ratchett
The Barrens, Kalmidor, Azeroth
Ambiance: If you like brown, you will love the Barrens. The Southsea priates have chosen a more decorous location than say, some of the raptors or other indigenous livestock, having a nicie view of the ocean.
The decor is open, very spacious, and includes scenes involving pirate ships, pirate treasure chests, and some rather kitsch pup tents. I enjoyed the "scattered" look of the place very much, and I felt that the style really set off the area's cuisine. The Southsea area emphasis a wide variety of races, and if you don't want to be tied down to ONLY human or orcs, for example, you will find they have everything up to and including gnolls (a rare treat in Kalimdor)! The pirates wear fairly loose fitting clothing, so you don't have to deal with any extra utensils or tools for 'shelling' your meal.
The pirates themselves are nicely grouped, and do not require a lot of seeking on the diner's part. However, this reviewer did find himself having to chase down and de-leg several of the appetizers, as they do panic and run.
I recommend the following: Southsea Cutthroat and Brigand as starters - lightly crisped with an Immolation and possibly with a side of marinated Polly (cracker optional). For a main course, the Baron Longshore soaked in Corruption is a hearty meal and you may find yourself asking for a doggy bag toward the end of the repast. The Refreshing Spring Water goes well with the Baron, but I chose the Milk and was not disappointed in how it complimented the dish. If you can manage it, and it is in season, I highly recommend saving room for desert, and having Tazan with cheese.
Happy Hour Daily: 3pm-6pm and 9pm-close
Overall I would recommend the area for your dining pleasure, but recommend you bring the appropriate crew for slaying runners unless you are in the mood to chase.