The restaurant is extremely spacious, with an outdoor patio (complete with a fire pit, BONUS) and an extensive bar area.
One of the biggest appeals of Fireworks for me is the extensive local beer menu.
I started out with Abita Purple Haze since I had heard so much about it and hadn’t seen it on any menu before. Plus, it’s the beer of choice for Tiffany, so I knew I had to give it a try.
I have to say it lived up to the hype, it was crisp and delicious. The scent of the beer hits you before you drink and just adds to the fruity flavor. It smells like a blueberry muffin. Amazing.
For an appetizer, at Kelly’s suggestion, I got an order of the garlic knots.
Wow. I mean…wow. These may rival the fried brussel sprouts at Lattitude as the best appetizer I’ve ever had. I ate an entire basket by myself…thank god Kelly ordered her own because I would have started a fist fight with her over these knots. Friend or not.
For my entree, I ordered the 10″ Siciliana pizza, which had kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, spinach, and eggplant chunks.
The pizza was actually really good, but I could only force down two slices since I had gorged myself on garlic knots. I gave Kelly the rest to take home.
During dinner, I ordered my second beer of the night, the Founders Imperial Stout.
I enjoyed this beer, but not nearly as much as the purple haze.
For dessert, I went with my go to favorite of bread pudding. The bread pudding at Fireworks was a White Chocolate Cherry bread pudding.
I don’t typically say this. As a matter of fact, I NEVER say this. This dessert was AWFUL. It was dry, had absolutely no flavor, and actually seemed like it was stale and had been made days ago. A disappointing end to the meal, but definitely not a deal breaker for the restaurant, which was otherwise near perfect.