There are few things that get me to salivate like Pavlov’s dogs (see what I did there?) but if there’s anything that does it, it’s hearing the words “Loaded Tater Tots.” We’ll get to that in a bit though, because there are plenty of other delicious, new menu items from Tilted Kilt Boca Raton that I’m just dying to tell you about.
But what would a meal at Tilted Kilt be without an ice cold beverage? After all, their Tilted Kilt girls ARE known for making cold drinks look good. And when I saw that they had a variety of mules, I didn’t need to look any further. I opted for the Mango Ginger Mule, a mix of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Monin Mango Purée, and Gosling’s Ginger Beer. Boy did they nail this one. Such an incredibly refreshing twist on the classic Mule, it goes down almost TOO easily – let’s just say by the end of the night, the kilts weren’t the only thing that was tilted.
Next up, a fresh-baked soft pretzel, brushed with melted butter and dusted with pretzel salt. This deliciously doughy pretzel is served with Fat Tire® Ale Beer Cheese Sauce, honey mustard sauce and pepper jack cheese sauce. Hand a Philly girl a soft pretzel, and you’ve won her heart. Serve it to her with beer cheese sauce, and you’ve won the rest of her too. I enjoyed all 3 of the sauces, but it was that beer cheese that had me doing a Scottish jig. They encourage that kind of thing there.
We sampled the Drunken Clams, which I was glad to see that I wasn’t the only drunk one at the table. The clams are seasoned with a blend of spices and steamed in Guinness and served with a side of garlic bread. Clams aren’t typically my favorite, mostly because I am a giant fatass and find that they don’t have enough meat to them to satisfy me. But what makes these clams stand out is the insanely scrumptious sauce. When I ran out of garlic bread I was literally looking for things to dunk in it and even contemplated using my napkin as a sauce vehicle. Spoiler alert: I didn’t.
Speaking of my new found sauce obsession, we were treated to a sampling of their hand-breaded boneless wings in a variety of sauces, including garlic parmesan, Guinness BBQ, Thai Sweet Chili, Mango Habanero, Buffalo, and Lemon Pepper. Trying to choose a favorite is like trying to pick the hottest one out of the Magic Mike lineup (Ok, it’s Channing Tatum, and I’ll take the Thai Sweet Chili). But just like with those delicious dancing shirtless men – you can’t go wrong.
Now that I got you all heated up, we should probably get to those loaded tots. You can order them three ways: Fat Tire® Ale Beer Cheese Sauce, bacon, green onions and sour cream, Chili Cheese – Smothered in jalapeño jack cheese sauce, chili and green onions, or Blue Buffalo – Tossed in buffalo sauce, garnished with blue cheese crumbles and ranch. Once again, there’s no going wrong here. The only thing you could do wrong is to not order them. So smile, nod, and just say yes. Just like a good boyfriend would do when you ask to borrow his credit card.
Tots aren’t the only form of carbs that get special attention from Tilted Kilt. The Buffalo Mac N Cheese is a recipe of cavatappi mac & cheese with spicy buffalo fried chicken, topped with cheddar jack cheese, ranch dressing and green onions. Even a heart as cold as mine is melted away by this comforting dish. Even our President would let the wall come down for this one….
If the heat hasn’t been turned up enough for you, then go for one of their signature burgers, the Inferno Burger. A delicious, juicy patty topped with sliced jalapeños and pepper jack cheese, paired with lettuce, tomato, red onion and Kilt Burner mayo. Tastes like heaven, burns like…. no where you’ll ever go if you decide to share.
Wu-Tang once claimed that CREAM stands for “Cash Rules Everything Around Me”. I’m gonna go ahead and say that after sampling the Gaelic Chicken, that it now stands for Can’t Really Explain Amazing Meal – because the taste is so mind blowing. Made with chicken breast tenders, onions and mushrooms sautéed in Irish whiskey and cream and served over cavatappi pasta with a side of garlic bread, all I can say is that I cannot wait to see your happy dance when you pop it in your mouth.
And of course you can’t escape the Scottish roots of Tilted Kilt without sampling some Shepard’s Pie. It’s a bit more deconstructed than what I am used to, but still with all the flavor. Seasoned ground beef, carrots, peas and mushroom gravy. Served with parmesan mashed red potatoes and garlic bread. Even the Loch Ness Monster may come out of hiding for this one…
There’s a good chance your stuffed by now, but what would Braveheart say? “They may take away our room in our stomachs, but they’ll never take away our dessert!!” Carry on, soldier, because the Tilted Guilt Chocolate Chip (or any dessert option) is worth it. A hot, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie topped with vanilla ice cream, powdered sugar and chocolate sauce. You’ll fall kilt over heels for it.
***I received complimentary noms in exchange for this post, however, you cannot bribe me with food, so all opinions are my own.