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Southern Nachos at Tie Breakers.


By Christina Ruotolo

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tie Breakers Sports Bar and Grill is a haven for sports enthusiasts, foodies and families seeking tasty food and a fun-filled night.

The newly remodeled restaurant has ample seating, three pool tables, a large bar area, a stage and dance floor, video games for the kids and video poker for the parents. Tie Breakers has been serving up food and fun since 2001. Owner Brayom Anderson has been in the restaurant business for 15 years and before that worked in law enforcement in Greenville. He is active in the community and makes sure that Tie Breakers gives back to the community through Rock the Arts and other philanthropic events throughout the year.

Tie Breakers’ updated and expanded menu offers guests past favorites and new additions with prices ranging from $6-$14.50. Back by popular demand are the hand-breaded fried pickles, jalapenos, mushrooms and onion rings. New additions include pulled pork nachos, Queso dip and everyone’s favorite, drumsticks. New burgers include the Cowboy burger, which features pulled pork barbecue, or the Barnyard burger with a fried egg on top.

A great option to share with a group of friends or the family is the Southern Nachos. A heap of crispy tortilla chips are smothered with Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, grilled chicken, barbecue sauce, sliced tomatoes and onions. You can add jalapenos on top if you crave a bit of spice. The nachos were a fusion of mouth-watering flavors topped with melting, gooey cheese. The dish was filling and I enjoyed the sweet barbecue sauce drizzled throughout. It’s the perfect shareable plate to eat while watching your favorite sports team. Price is $10.

Add some heat to this food game with the hand-breaded boneless wings. These are the largest and most substantial sized wings I have ever had. Grilled chicken breasts that are cut into wide chunks, hand-breaded and fried to a spicy, mouth-flaming Buffalo sauce finish. The top is dusted with a bit of Old Bay seasoning, and it’s served with a scratch-made ranch dressing that is cool and classic and a side of sliced carrots and celery sticks. I chose the Buffalo sauce, but there are more 15 sauces and dry rubs to choose from including Caribbean jerk, honey citrus pepper, lemon pepper or Jim Beam Devils Cut barbecue. The wings fit right in with the upbeat bar and grill atmosphere. You get a nice bite of heat at the end from the glossy Buffalo sauce, and if you want it less spicy or even grilled, the dish can be customized to your preferred spice level. Cost is $5.50 for six wings; $9.50 for 10 and $14.50 for 12.

The Cheeseburger Quesadilla consists of cooked hamburger meat, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle all grilled inside a flour tortilla. It was another delicious slam dunk with the perfect balance of flavors. Price is $8.50. 

Weekly specials include 50-cent wings and $2.50 domestic bottled beer on Mondays. Tuesday is trivia night with domestic and draft craft pints and all-you-can-eat traditional wings for $12.50. On Wednesdays, learn how to shag with free lessons at 5:30 p.m. followed by shagging to great beach music until 10 p.m. while enjoying $12 bottles of wine. Thursdays, sports fan can enjoy NFL football night and Tie Breakers classic burgers for $6 or craft beer for $4. Every Friday, enjoy live music along with a $4 well drink or bomb. Saturday is karaoke night with DJ Captain Morgan at the helm. On Sundays, enjoy a fun day with $10 domestic pitchers and mini craft pitchers while watching your favorite NFL team.

Tie Breakers is at 1920 B Smythewyck Drive. Hours are from 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 11 a.m.-2 a.m.Fridays-Sundays. On Friday, the Stairwell Band will be playing and on Oct. 27, Brad Benson and the Rebel Armada will take the stage. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/tiebreakersnc or call 439-0555.

Pirates Popcorn

Pirates Popcorn, 613 E. Arlington Blvd., will host a fundraising event from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday. Twenty percent of all sales will be donated to Harvest Child Care Ministries.

Red Robin

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, 722 S.W. Greenville Blvd., will host the 12th annual “Tip-A-Cop” fundraiser from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Saturday. Law-enforcement members will wait tables to raise money for Special Olympics North Carolina. Call 558-4308.

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme’s original glazed doughnuts will turn Pirate Purple on Saturday to celebrate East Carolina University’s Homecoming. The purple doughnuts will be available hot from 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. At other times they will be available as long as supplies last. Krispy Kreme is at 300 E. 10th St.

Riley’s Army benefit

The Winterville Civitan Club will host a wine and beer tasting at Firefly Wine Shop, 3110 Evans St., from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 27.

Tickets are $20 per person. Participants may sample either six wines or six North Carolina-based craft beers. To purchase tickets, call 919-608-8421, email Norreen Furness at ngfurness@suddenlink.net or go to www.eventbrite.com.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Riley’s Army, a nonprofit organization that supports children with cancer in eastern N.C.