Buzzard Billy's by Kodi.A
Buzzard Billy’s may not be a five-star caliber restaurant, but the atmosphere was relaxed and more laid-back than typical sea-food eateries that I have attended. When going to a non-fast-food restaurant, one would expect people there to be dressed in some sort of semi-formal attire, but not at Buzzard Billy’s. At Buzzard Billy’s, I saw all sorts of dressing ranging from men in torn up sleeveless shirts ,women in low-cut tops and mini-skirts to people in formal clothing taking a lunch break. This range of dressing depicted the carefree environment of the restaurant and put me at ease. There was no pressure to dress in any specific way so it made me feel as if I was getting served at home. On top of that, there were TV’s playing shows ranging from news to sporting events so people could be entertained and have a great time as if they were all sitting down at home. The whole set-up and atmosphere was welcoming but there were definitely negatives in that whole experience.
My experience at Buzzard Billy’s had quite a few positives, but there were some lingering negatives that hindered me from enjoying my food and stay to the fullest. First off, when I sat down in the restaurant, I couldn’t help but be irritated at the high level of noise. I understand that people get loud at restaurants occasionally but the noise level was unbearable to the point I was almost shouting at my waiter for my order. In addition, when I finally got my order to my table there were flies buzzing around my face and food. Almost every minute I found myself swiping at a fly attempting to fly across my face or land on my food, and it got to a point where I couldn’t manage a conversation because I couldn’t hear or was too busy swiping at a fly or some other insect. The distractions hindered me from fully enjoying what should have been a laid-back time. Although despite these distraction, the taste and presentation of the food compensated for the distractions and irritations.
The taste of and presentation of the food made Buzzard Billy’s more appealing despite the drawback of noise and flies. As the flies flew and the noise flared, I still somehow managed to enjoy my food. The restaurant seemed to have a southern, Louisiana theme to it so therefore on the menu they had “Cajun” and other names typical to a Louisiana background. I liked the presentation of the menu and the names of the food because they were things that were foreign to me, so naturally I was interested in trying something new. The seafood had a little more spice than other restaurants, so I knew they were trying to distinguish themselves with a dash of Louisiana spice. In addition to this dash of spice, the food was simply amazing; the fish was soft, tender, tasty and everything that I could have ever expected or wanted. In fact, it was so soft my fork sunk into the flesh of the fish as if it was butter. The presentation was simple, the taste was too the point, and it was humbly perfect.
Buzzard Billy’s may not have been the most serene environment, but as a result of the set-up, food, and view the restaurant is a must go