Oh, what an adventurous expedition my friends and I were in for! A delicious one at that! 

Just us and our knowledgeable guide heading deep into the bush … ready for the thrill of the hunt! Oh, what will we find hiding in between these pages — yes pages — I see many choices!

On Safari

Safari pasta, Miles Nachos, Safari kabobs — ohhhh — you were expecting me to say something about elephants or cheetahs, weren’t you?! Well, I’m talking about this great guide of a menu at Safari Miles restaurant with such a variety of food selections, they even have a two for $20 special on certain nights.


“Heeheeheehee”  “heeheeheeheeheeee”  we all hear it! It sounds very similar to maybe a laughing hyena? Do hyenas really laugh? Are we in the Serengeti?

Austin – the bartender at Safari Miles restaurant

It approaches me, slowly, cautiously, with an eyebrow raised and a sly grin and an ice-cold Grey Goose cosmo martini in one hand and I realize it’s the jolly signature laughter of the infamous Austin, one of the most experienced, friendly bartenders I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. He is a staple here. And I really think he has a tribe, you know, a fan club.

You’ll be licking your lips when you dine at Safari Miles.

The adventure continues

As we sip and sift through selections of music choices to play on the jukebox — I don’t even have to get out of my seat or worry if I have any quarters because it’s all done on my phone using the TouchTunes app. I think a little “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” is in order! So, the mood is set just in time, the hyena sounds are coming again as our mouthwatering entrées arrive.

Batter-fried Shrimp and Gouda Mac & Cheese

Attacking my food with fingers only

I go all in, brave with fingers only, dipping the most lightly battered fried shrimp into my cocktail sauce and shoveling spoons of Gouda Mac & Cheese in between — WOW — what a perfect combo!

Seasoned Salmon over Caesar Salad

More delicious entreés

 My fellow tribe members are in hypnotic delight as well, but they are using spears — I mean utensils — for the Seasoned Salmon over Caesar Salad and the juiciest 12 oz. Prime Rib with the tastiest au jus.

The juiciest, meatiest Prime Rib

I’m almost thinking I’m going to pounce on one of them and take over — well that would be very unlady-like not to mention against all foodie etiquette. So, I’ll stay in my seat and finish my feast and just know at my next visit I’ll order the prime rib — but with a side of the creamy Gouda Mac & Cheese.

Austin, the Bartender, and LKNConnect’s Reviewer Debbie Amyotte

A fun-filled evening

A successful Safari expedition has taken place and these Foodie Hunters retreat with our full bellies from a truly great foodie adventure!

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Review and photos by Debbie Amyotte
Elephants and Lion photos courtesy Pixabay.com
Debbie Amyotte – Foodie & Reviewer

Debbie Amyotte is a self-proclaimed “Giant FOODIE”. She loves everything about food from fine dining to hidden gems that only the locals know about. Traveling is a big passion and she has visited about 30% of the United States including Alaska and Hawaii. Grami to two awesome grandkids she visits them as much as she can. Sundays at her house, are meant for two things: church and football!

She is active in the community as a Rotary member, the organizer for Ladies Luv Adventures in Lake Norman, and she hosts a monthly mystery book club called A Good Night for Murder.

Her professional life includes being a Realtor for LKNPros RE/MAX Executive in Denver, a travel agent for Travel Planners International, Inc., and a local, independent, contracted pet sitter — caring and understanding special pet needs. Contact Debbie by email, debbieamyotte.reviewer@gmail.com.

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