Bonfire Grill is a recent addition to the restaurants in Tomball, Texas. Located on Main Street, Bonfire Grill occupies the shell of a 1940s gas station and is nearby the public access area where events like the Annual Tomball German Festival are held.
Previously home to Patsy's Restaurant, the old service station turned restaurant, sports an authentic Wood Fired Pizza Oven imported from Milan. While they do offer pizza, the menu at Bonfire Grill has a wide variety of lunch and dinner options. Their single page, printed menu is enhanced by various chalkboards and other media with special menu items and adult beverage listings.
On this Friday night visit, we were joined by our friends, a couple from the Tomball area. Here's what they had to say about the atmosphere:
"Our first impression of Bonfire Grill was that the interior was well done - it's intimate, but not overly crowded, and the decor is fun. I liked the lighting and the open kitchen concept. One negative - the giant mirror directly across from the toilet is... unflattering. I get it - you want your guests to be able to get a full-view look at themselves before they head back out to their dining mates - but in the meantime, there are just some things that don't need to be scrutinized."
Wild Thing Sports Bar recently opened near the intersection of FM 1488 Interstate 45 just along the boundary of The Woodlands, and inside the southern ETJ of Conroe. Attempting to capitalize on the theme fairly dominated by places like Twin Peaks, Hooters, Bombshells and the like, Wild Thing offers a wide open seating area with high ceilings, multiple television screens, and of course, female servers all clad in very small outfits. There were two of us visiting Wild Thing today, a first visit for us both. Immediately after arriving, we were told from across the large expanse of vacant seating - and seventy plus flat screens playing every sports station and Lady Gaga - to sit anywhere we liked. The ambiance was nice in that it was very open and the wait-staff seemed friendly enough.
The interior design is reminiscent of Twin Peaks in Shenandoah minus the corporate budget. This photo shows some twenty-seven (27) Flat Screen TV's but there were dozens more which aren't pictured. Wild Thing likely has more TV's per square inch than the other guys - giving them a clear edge during major sporting events; if you can't find your favorite team at Wild Thing, they probably aren't being aired that day.
As a self-proclaimed foodie and amateur wine taster, I like to occasionally walk on the wild side of both. So curiosity lead me to visit "Wild Thing" Bar and Grill for a late lunch. Parking was near empty which is usually an indication of two things. One - that the lunch crowd had finished and gone back to their daily slavery or, the place "sucks." Well, sucks is a fairly strong description, so let's mosey on in to this "Modern Day Rustic Saloon" and check it out.
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