Really, when you think about it, there isn’t enough theme food for fans. Tiger’s blood sno-cones, I guess. Bama fans in the Midwest might get jollies on elephant ears. Umi Steakhouse in Florence, the opal of the Quad Cities, is seeking to tackle the niche market by offering Alabama and Auburn themed rolls—but something seems a little fishy.
The Alabama Roll–how they resisted calling it the Roll Tide, I’ll never know–seems a tad overkill (shocking!): Three kinds of fish! Two types of sauce! And $4 dollars more than the Auburn Roll, which is rather tame by comparison: Chicken. Cream Cheese. Crab. Pretty straightforward.
A tale of two rolls, a tale of two teams. One understated, the other a lot of flash…and way more likely to cause indigestion.
UPDATE: We just checked their online menu—the Auburn Roll seems to have disappeared (we’ve having that effect on a lot of people lately) but, yes, there is now a “Roll Tide Roll.” It comes with a “Championship Sauce” that’s supposed to be made with 13 different spices. But we’re told you can only taste eight.
Photo via the hungry Kenny Smith.
* First Auburn National Championship Shirt Ever
* Fantastic photos of Bjork inside Jordan-Hare Stadium
* Willie Nelson’s Auburn shirt
* Pat Dye builds a fence
* Auburn BCS Bus rescues youth group
So we are simple better meat and not overrated or over priced!!! War Eagle!!!
Deep fried salmon?? Come on, its supposed to be sushi and sashimi, not what ever can be deep fried and rolled in maki and sushi rice. Be that as it may, I am not a fan of Umi’s. They are overpriced and the quality just isn’t there. I prefer Osaka’s. HAH HAH
All the dead fish for the Tide? Sounds about right. Tigers feed on stuff that runs on the land.
I live in Florence and have never eaten there. After seeing this I never will!! WDE
Actually the Auburn has not disapeared they renamed it to the Campus roll, and raised the price, there is a Tiger roll and they dropped the price on the Alabama roll!