The Mudflats Chef Inspired Sauces are not your atypical product review from us. Mudflats is also not your atypical sauce maker. They are restauranteurs who decided to take their menu favorite flavors and bottle it up for home use. The Mudflats Bar & Grill is located in Galena, Ohio and they have jarred 6 of their restaurant sauces for sale. It is our task to review them for you starting with this chutney style of sauce. The heat range is not what we usually review here, so do not expect all their products to be spicy. They are strictly about flavor, and some are not spicy at all. They wanted us to do the whole sauce line, so that is what we did. If you are more about the flavor than the heat, you might find some of these reviews tempting. Who knows, some of the comments might even push the good people at the Mudflats Bar & Grill to inspire a hotter version. Whatever the case is, over the next few weeks, we are going to introduce you to these restaurant style sauces, and lets see whether we get you interested and to try them yourselves.
Our reviewers for this task are Wendy “The Spice Goddess”, Steve “The Machine” Smallwood, and newcomer Chef Jeff who seemed like a perfect fit for this review since he runs his own restaurant and dabbles in sauce making in his own kitchen. Before the review here is a little background for the Mudflats Bar & Grill:
The Mudflats Story
Each Spring and fall, the Central Flyway of the U.S. and Canada is crammed with hundreds of thousands of shorebirds making their way to and from their arctic nesting grounds.
During this time, feeding areas such as Mudflats resemble malls during the holidays– birds scurry from site to site lunging for prey, squawking at intruders, and scrambling for nesting sites.
Residents and visitors to the Hoover Nature Preserve, located a very short 5 minute walk from where you sit today, enjoy a 1,500 foot boardwalk that allows for extensive views of the Mudflats where you can search for dozens of shorebird species, enjoy the peaceful water or cast a line.
Remember to keep an eye to the sky, if all the birds take off in a hurry, look up quickly– there is probably a Bald Eagle or Peregrine Falcon overhead.
Just like the gathering place that is the Mudflats area in the Hoover Nature Preserve the Mudflats Bar and Grill is the gathering place in the lively, quaint and growing community that is Galena, Ohio.
It is our mission to provide all of our guests the opportunity to dine in a warm and friendly environment while enjoying excellent food and exemplary service. And if you happen to make a new friend or reacquaint with an old one… what could be better than that?!
We hope you enjoy your experience at the Mudflats and the next time you ‘fly’ through Galena you will consider us your nesting ground.
Wendy the Spice Goddess
Mudflats’ Bar & Grill
31 W Columbus St
Po Box 246
Galena, OH 43021
Email: Jane@themudflats.com or Jeff@themudflats.com
Mon-Tues: 11:00 am-11:00 pm
Wed-Sat: 11:00 am-1:00 am