Live, from Peoria, Illinois it’s Saturday Night Cheeseburger with this week’s host, Seven On Prospect and featuring The Ready For Prime Beef Player, Marty Wombacher. And now, please welcome this week’s host from Peoria Heights, Seven On Prospect!
Off we go into the heart of yet another Saturday zooming the MBIP Mobile from downtown Peoria to...
Prospect Road in Peoria Heights and here we are in front of Seven On Prospect.
The special of the evening is a Stuffed Porkchop with Spanish Rice. Sounds interesting!
Let's go inside and let our Saturday Night episode begin! I've heard good things about this place and I'm anxious to check it out.
The first thing I see as we enter is a bar with plenty of empty seats. Let's go snag one and get settled in for this Saturday evening at Seven On Prospect.
I got a bottle of Peroni beer from Sarah, the pretty and friendly bartender on duty for the evening. Sarah told me that she's worked here for two years.
Karl and Jason were down here at the end of the bar enjoying some after dinner drinks. As I reached for the menu Jason told me not to bother and suggested I order the Jamaica Jerk Pork, which is on the specials menu...
Which is right here at the bar. I took Jason's suggestion and told him this way if it sucks, it's all his fault! A win-win situation here at MBIP, just the way I like it!
The bar in here has an old-school classic feel to it and as you can see, it's well-stocked!
There's a large wine list in here and here's a row of wine glasses standing attention just waiting to be filled to the brim.
They just have a duo of taps in here, but Sarah told me they rotate them often. There's also a large selection of bottled beers to choose from.
The featured cocktails for the evening are Egg Nog Grog and a Rustic Manhattan.
There's tables up front that overlook Prospect Road.
There's another row of tables lined up opposite the bar.
Look closely at this shot of the middle of the bar and you'll see a "Cheers" greeting and an unplanned partial obligatory bar mirror shot. I love it when that happens!
Here's the kitchen area with the Seven logo emblazoned on the wall above it.
There's more tables lined up on the wall opposite the kitchen and there's booths in the section behind the wall for more intimate dining. Yes, it's a place to go and make out so I didn't want to disturb them with the MBIP camera.
Meanwhile back at the bar, Sarah, Karl and Jason are yukking it up and having a grand old time.
And from the looks of my table setting at my spot at the bar, dinner is just about to be served. Hot damn because I'm starvin' like you know who over here!
I started off with an appetizer of the Duck Wings, which are actually duck drumsticks. It's certainly a nice colorful presentation of the drumsticks on the plate.
These are so good! Never had duck wings before and they really are juicy and tasty!
Okay, the main course has arrived and it looks and smells wonderful. There's a half dozen pork tenderloin medallions that have been seasoned with a Jamaican spice rub and covered in a rum demi-glace. There's mashed sweet potatoes in the center of the plate.
Wow, this is so good and tasty! You can read more about the dish in the review below, but thanks to Jason for recommending it!
For dessert I decided to have a chocolate martini after glancing at the martini list on the cocktail menu.
Beautiful! And the martini looks really good too! Thanks to Sarah and everyone at Seven On Prospect for a wonderful Saturday night meal! We'll see you all tomorrow!
I ordered the Jamaican Jerk Pork on the advice of Karl, a gentleman I met at the bar. His exact words were: “Don’t even bother looking at the menu and get the Jamaican Jerk Pork.” I followed his advice and ordered it, but I also added an order of the Duck Wings which arrived first as an appetizer. They were laid out six in a saucy semi-circle on the plate, all meaty drum sticks. The drum sticks are lightly battered and covered in a spicy sweet sauce. I thought they might have a strong/gamey taste, but it was the opposite. For once I can write this and it’s the absolute truth: They kind of tasted like chicken. The meat was tender and juicy and it was a wonderful appetizer.
Then the main course arrived and Karl was right on the money. The Jamaican Jerk Pork was out of this world good. The Jamaican spice rub on the outside of the pork tenderloin gave it a nice and spicy zing and the meat was tender, juicy and had a filet mignon-like texture and taste to it. The creamy sweet mashed potatoes had cinnamon sprinkles in them and were a perfect compliment for the savory pork which was finished off with a tasty and smooth rum demi-glace. It’s a special that’ll be on the menu for a limited time, so stop in and try it out before it’s gone!
Three and a quarter Galloping Gourmets—Like I wrote above, The Jamaican Jerk Pork isn’t going to be on the menu permanently, so go and try it while you can. And I highly suggest you try the Duck Wings too!
Seven On Prospect
4609 N. Prospect Road