Team of masticators dig in at Nick’s

Trying to find an intimate restaurant to take your sweetheart to this Tuesday?

Let us help.

I’ve gathered a crack team of professional masticators (well, people that know what they like to eat when they have the “munchies”), and we are giving the tri-state a culinary exam.

Our first victim was Nick’s Chops and Chasers, located at 3355 Madison Rd. in Oakley.

The atmosphere at Nick’s was outstanding. The lights are dimmed low and the dining rooms are small and cozy.

Alas, finally a break for the smokers of the world.

The smoking section was in the front and had a crackling fireplace and large, comfortable tables.

Heineken for me was ice-cold and the perfect aid in battling my hangover from the night before.

The appetizer list is fairly small, but the shrimp cocktail was excellent and the horseradish sauce was a zesty blend.

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