On a Tuesday evening, my husband and I decided to venture down to the Valley Junction area for a relaxed, light dinner. Having never tried G. Mig’s, we found a spot right across the street and hurried inside.
There were friends drinking, eating and talking at nearly every table in the small, yet cozy little pub. A mixture of high tops, bar stools and smaller tables were scattered all the way to the back of the restaurant and Iowa Hawkeye decor was cleverly placed on walls. There was also a juke box in the front and a popcorn maker in back, making the place a good, relaxed place to socialize.
Our waitress arrived with menus and took our drink orders. It was steak night, but we weren’t looking for something heavy, so we stayed focused on the appetizers. We were both drawn to the Texas Steak Chili Nachos and decided to share an order. There was also a sign boasting toasted coconut cream pie cupcakes available for dessert, so I thought I would try to save room for one of those.
After what seemed to be almost no time at all, our nachos arrived on a long, rectangular plate with salsa, guacamole and sour cream on the side. The chili was peeking out under lots of hot, melted cheese. There were fresh, chopped tomatoes piled on top and the chips were crunchy and salty. We both filled our plates high and began to munch on the messy, yet delicious chips. The chili was hot and sweet with a big, hearty kick. It made the nachos seem like more of a meal than just a mere appetizer. It was a unique and interesting choice that worked well.
After completely devouring our food, we decided there was no room left for the yummy sounding cupcakes. We paid our check and walked to our car in agreement that G. Migs was a great place to dine, and we would definitely be craving the nachos again soon.
G. Mig’s Fifth Street Pub
128 Fifth St.
Hours: Mon.: 3 – 11 p.m.
Tues. – Thur.: 11 a.m. – midnight
Friday: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.