Yes I am really getting ready to lick Clam Chowder off a table in a swank little restaurant. I have a long standing crush with the heart of downtown Cheyenne, Wyoming. Where is the heart of downtown Cheyenne? Well funny you should ask because I have mentioned this little gem of a rough and tumble town’s history before? Do you remember? It has been awhile… This post highlights The Capitol Grille inside The Plains Hotel, read it here. I also introduced A Coffee shop fit for a Cowgirl here.
Last Friday myself and two of my esteemed colleagues decided to go and indulge ourselves for lunch. We decided on lunch downtown. As we were seated we learned our lovely little city on the high plains has a new chef in town. Executive Chef Gary Treahy is making his mark on this dusty little cowboy town and turns out the locals are excited!
The wonderful new Chef even came out and visited our table after we placed our order. Chef Gary (We are on a first name basis now, cause that’s how I roll) begged us to try his calm chowder. It is a newly standing Friday special. I mean this poor Chef was really needing taste testers! Being the polite locals, we obliged the man. Did I mention each bowl has a healthy dollop of butter crowning this culinary perfection? Well my Grammy would frown upon wasted butter, so I really felt compelled.
However I had to excuse myself from the table for a brief moment to grab a call. When I returned the wonderful bowl of chowder had vanished. So not to waste a drop, I licked the table and bowl clean when no one was looking. Well all except for my giggling counterparts and some scowling ladies across the room.
After I licked up the remaining sample of clam chowder we were on to our lunch of wonderful sandwiches. Now I know what you are thinking, these are not just any plain, old, run of the mill, boring little sandwich.
I had a Cheyenne Cheese Steak Sandwich. It had thickly cut roast beef, Swiss cheese, peppers, onions. Oh and did I mention for an extra kick, jalapenos? Yup Chef Gary is crazy like that!
Excited local Michelle had buffalo meatloaf sliders. Uh oh, come to think of it… I hope Chef Gary didn’t get into one too many debates with my friend Phil. Who is Phil? Read about him here.
These fine gentlemen are getting ready to change how this cowboy town does lunch! General Manager Larry McDonald, Executive Chef Gary Treahy, and the best waiter ever! Our waiter was actually enjoying his last day at The Capitol Grille. He is on to Culinary School in Denver, Good Luck!
I am headed back in this Friday to get my very own bowl of Calm Chowder! Do you want to go? I just don’t have a choice! I have to go back, last time I only had my sad little cell phone camera. I owe you all better pictures. Boy I sure do sacrifice for the good of the blog. Keep up the happenings at The Plains on facebook and their website.