New restaurant in the old Iris space, opened by the Que Crawl guys.
Fantastic. Compact menu of small plates and mains, extremely reasonable pricing, and a great dining experience. Definitely check it out.
Went Saturday and had a butt kicking, honest food experience. An amuse arrived which was a small chicken "frenched" chicken wing with a hoisin sauce and pickled veg. Really explosive flavors. Then the collards with grits fries. These are made by using the stock, jus, and drippings of all the meats smoked and cooked in house. Really delicious, especially with the tart spicy house made vinegar. Then the blackened shrimp over grits cake with house made bacon vinaigrette (tired of hearing house made on everything?). Good, but flavors were a little lost.
Fried Boudin balls. Silken almost creamy boudin encassed in a masa flour breading with a garlic aioli.. Very light and very good. Then the grilled caesar salad. Delicious.
Dessert was fries and the chocolate and thai chili cake. The latter was more like a brownie baked inside a pastry shell. The former were simply astonishingly good fries with garlic butter and parmesan.
We went for dinner last night. Couldn't believe how inexpensive the offerings were! Was hoping to see the po-boys on the dinner menu, but alas, no. We shared the boudin balls, shrimp and grits and fries for the small plate, and the pulled pork entree. Despite being packed, service was reasonably fast. And there's no corkage fee. This will now be on the shortlist for a reliable night out or a place to take friends for good southern food.
Went to dinner here on Friday night - Had the blackened shrimp and grits, grill romaine salad, hamachi, mussels and fries and pulled pork cake.
Incredible value and for the most part good and well-executed food. I would pass on the hamachi (fish was fresh but the dish wasn't that exciting) as well as the mussels (cooked perfectly but the broth was not extremely flavoful).
Everything else was very good - we'll definitely be back. Don't miss the blackened shrimp or the pulled pork cake (served with red cabbage).
this place is the bomb!! it is a great place bc it is "spurlge food" but in manageable portions so you don't feel ridiculous stuffed- the fries are amazing- the shrimp and grits are amazing and the staff is very nice!!! BYOB right now- it is a great bargain and a great meal that doesn't taste like a bargain!
Oh man! We dined this evening and it was really great. And the price is just ridiculous (as in ridiculously cheap). I will go back soon.
Highlights were the lamb chop taster (that was compliments of the house!) and the collard greens with grit fries (a truly religious experience).
It is really popular already, we barely got in a reservation and I saw them turn people away. Hurry and go before they get a clue and raise the prices! My boyfriend and I each got a small plate and a large plate, brought our own bottle of wine and it only set us back $52 including tax and tip (not including the wine)! Really ridiculous. Next time I will definitely try a dessert and the blackened shrimp and grits.
We also tried the boudin balls (I was expecting more, they were a bit bland), the brisket (very tender but bbq sauce too sweet for my taste, just a personal preference) and the duck breast with grilled onions and cracklins (yum!).