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Where: Calamity Jane's

5701 Airport Way South, Georgetown

206.763.3040

Time of Entry: Sunday, 12:00 p.m.

Level of hangover: On a scale of 1 - 10

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Calamity Jane's Kicks Your Hangover's Ass

calamity janes plate.jpg
Where: Calamity Jane's

5701 Airport Way South, Georgetown

206.763.3040

Time of Entry: Sunday, 12:00 p.m.

Level of hangover: On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being a soul-crushing blow to your will to live), I slid in around a 6. A friend's birthday party the night before ensured that my tab was well above normal, as the bar required we spend at least $1200 to book the room. Of course, I felt it my duty to drink more than was actually required.

Staff's level of hangover: Moderate to high. Our server didn't mess up our order but we did catch her talking smack about our table. Because we'd been piecing together the events of the prior evening, it took us a good 15 minutes to decide on our orders. Apparently this, plus a small grievance about a drink, was enough to push her over the breaking point. I guess with a tagline that reads, "Where all the girls can kick your ass", we should have expected the servers to be equally annoyed and badass.

Remedy: Calamity Jane's menu is a mash-up of expected dishes including Benedicts and omelets and specialty items such as the Calamity Plate, served with baked beans, eggs, bacon, house made sausage, grilled tomato, roasted baby potatoes and toast. I went with this Jane's namesake (sub grits for toast) while my fellow brunchers chose the Veggie Jumble (sautéed mushrooms, spinach, bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, zucchini and potatoes topped with cheddar cheese and served with toast, plus two eggs over medium) and the weekend special bleu cheese burger with caramelized onions and a side of Cheetos (brilliant).

Even though the Calamity Plate seemed like a random cluster of food, everything in the dish worked well together and the Southern-style, buttered grits were definitely worth the small up charge. And while the Veggie Jumble hit the spot for my friend, the bleu cheese burger earned the title of best dish. The seasoned, half-pound beef patty, served on a toasted ciabatta bun, blended perfectly with the creaminess of the cheese and sweetness of the onions, while the crunchy Cheetos made the dish more accessible and appealing for a hungover crowd.

Hair of the Dog: Calamity's cocktail menu includes twists on traditional mimosas (i.e. grapefruit instead of orange juice or a splash of pomegranate liquor) and Bloody Mary's. Our table went with a round of Bloody Mary's, one hot and spicy with Absolut Peppar and two standards. My spicy Bloody still needed an extra kick so I added a little Tabasco and pepper, which only helped slightly. Unfortunately, it wasn't the top notch cocktail I needed or expected.

Success of the Soak: High. Even with the less-than-perfect cocktails and the overly sensitive service, our Calamity meal scored high marks. Next time I'm looking for a spot where the parking is easy and the food is hot, I'll swing down to Georgetown for some of Jane's goodness.

 
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