Live, from Morton, Illinois, it’s Saturday Night, starring this week’s host, Seasons Gastropub! And now please welcome, all the way from Morton, Illinois...Seasons Gastropub!
As you can see, Seasons Gastropub is one spacious restaurant and bar! I came here last year when they first opened with MIBP pal, Scott Turley for lunch when I was taking a blogging break and meant to return for dinner to try it out, and now about a year later, I’m here! Better late than never! Let’s go in and start our Saturday night in Morton, Illinois!
It’s way past the rush dining hour, but they’re still packing them in here at Seasons. I spy a seat there at the end of the bar, so let’s go snag it and get settled in for the evening.
As I sat down, I met Haley and Whitney. Whitney’s the manager and she remembered me from last year when Scott and I had lunch in here. Nice memory, Whitney! Great to see both of their pretty smiling faces!
Ben was seated to my left and we’ve met before in my blogging adventures, but neither of us could remember where! Nice to know someone’s memory is as bad as mine! Andrea was enjoying a White Russian drink over to the right of me and it was nice to meet her!
There’s not one, but two bartenders on duty in here for the Saturday night crowd. That’s Kristen in the first photo and Todd’s got an ice cold bottle of Budweiser and check out the hand moves on him! He may have a future as a hand model at the Home Shopping Network! I placed my dinner order and now let’s take a walk around in here and take a look at the rest of the place.
There’s a dining area to the right of the bar with tables and a lounge area with comfortable couches and a faux fireplace. Nice!
Here’s a shot of the bar and some of the lit-up inventory behind it in front of the mirror. As you can see, they have a large selection of bottled and canned beers and they also have a nice selection of beers on tap. The last photo is a half a dozen of them and there’s more than that in here for your sipping pleasure!
Another dining area is situated right behind the bar and there’s yet another dining room in the back behind that doorway. This place is huge!
And there’s one more dining room up here in the front of the building. I think a private party was going on in here, so I took a few quick shots and left before I got thrown out for not having an invitation!
Hey, check out the kitchen area over here, I think that’s my appetizer coming up! Better head on back to the bar and get ready for our Saturday night dinner! There’s Ben looking at me thinking, “Does he ever stop with that camera?” The answer to that question is, “No!”
I apologize to this server because I forgot to ask her name. I was all excited because she’s serving an appetizer in here with the intriguing name of, “A Pint of Bacon.” That’s right, A PINT OF BACON! I rarely use all capital letters, but that deserves the all caps treatment! A PINT OF BACON!
It’s a pint glass filled with giant strips of bacon and as good as it looks, it tastes even better! It’s kind of like a heart attack in a glass, but if you drop dead after you eat it, believe me, you’ll go with a smile on your face! You can read more about it in the review below, but this is some seriously tasty bacon!
After that bacon appetizer, I could’ve gone home a happy man, but here’s Whitney serving up the main course, so let’s continue with our Saturday night dinner!
I got the Prime Rib dinner for my main course. The Prime Rib is only available on Friday and Saturday nights and it comes with two sides, so I got the cole slaw and french fries. It looks and smells heavenly!
I tried the cole slaw first. I’m kind of picky when it comes to cole slaw and I don’t like it real creamy but I also don’t like it too dry. This was made just right, crisp and vibrant and it was just a little on the sweet side. Now on to the main event...
The Prime Rib! I poured on some of the au jus it comes with and it was really delicious! It was so tender and juicy! The meat was seasoned perfectly and a real treat! As I noted earlier, this is only available on Fridays and Saturdays, so you should reserve a weekend night to try this out, it was a really tasty and satisfying dinner! Thanks to everyone at Seasons Gastropub for an enjoyable evening and a wonderful Saturday Night dinner! We’ll see you all tomorrow!
There’s some nice selections on the appetizer menu at Seasons Gastropub such as: Onion Straws, Parmesan Fries and even Caramel Corn, but none of them were as intriguing as the Pint of Bacon! So I started my meal off with that and it did not disappoint! It’s a pint glass filled with large strips of cooked bacon. The bacon is served at room temperature and it’s covered in peppercorns and brown sugar. They call the bacon: Smoked walnut, lacquered bacon. I just call it out of this world delicious! It’s enough for two or three to split as an appetizer and I can’t recommend this enough!
As I mentioned in the post, the Prime Rib is only available on Fridays and Saturdays and it’s worth the weekend trip to sample it! It’s cooked to perfection, really tender and succulent and the flavor was so savory and delicious! This was a lot of meat in one dinner, so I think I’ll eat salads all week to make up for it!
Four Galloping Gourmets—This was such a great meal, if you’re a vegetarian, you may want to consider going off the vegetable wagon for one night to try these meaty delights at Seasons Gastropub! But if you want to stay away from meat, never fear, there’s a four cheese grilled cheese sandwich on the menu too, along with other meatless portions!
149 S. Main Street