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fixer Mar 19, 2010 07:06 AM

Headed there for the firs time tonight. I have heard fries 3 ways, but what are your favorites?

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    foiegras Mar 19, 2010 10:33 AM

    I haven't been there yet, but I've been hearing buzz about the foie gras burger ...

    1. air Mar 19, 2010 10:50 AM

      I've stopped by there for an appetizer/dessert when wandering Bishop Arts. Definitely get the trio of fries, and s'mores for dessert. Hope you'll have some people with you to share. Also like the blood orange margarita. No experience with their entrees, but I have seen the chicken fried hanger steak. It's worth noting that it's not a typical flat CFS, instead, theirs is basically a few battered blocks of meat.

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        jandvis Mar 19, 2010 07:08 PM

        DON"T get the CFS. It's tough and is NOT good!! The grilled cheese is great.

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        JonFromTJs Mar 19, 2010 11:32 AM

        love tillmans, took my 3 aunts when they came to town.

        smoked brisket quesadillas
        trio of fries
        honey lavender salmon
        duck/cherry spaetzel dish is bomb.com/awesome
        smores with the honey, orange and maple marshmellows

        and the blood orange rita is fantastic

        all awesome. the foie gras burger sounds better than it is...not that its bad, just not food-gasm like it sounds.

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          DallasDude Mar 19, 2010 12:30 PM

          For a foie burger, I would hit The Porch. Its the burger with everything on it, including a fried egg. I saw a guy order last weekend and he doubled the eggs. Some people eh?

          And Jon, don't think we didn't jot down the date you used the phrase 'bomb.com'.

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            foiegras Mar 19, 2010 10:08 PM

            What is it with eggs on burgers?? The Love Shack has that burger with the fried quail's egg on it ... I dunno ... just seems wrong.

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              DallasDude Mar 21, 2010 12:57 PM

              It is pure GENIUS is what it is. The yolk breaks and lubricates the sandwich. Genius I say. Not too unlike egg on enchiladas. I cannot eat them any other way.

              1. re: DallasDude
                amokscience Mar 21, 2010 03:24 PM

                Right. If you can add bacon, why not eggs? Maybe not for the purist but tasty to me!

                We've been doing this one for decades.

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          fixer Mar 20, 2010 08:31 AM

          Well we had the Chicken Fried steak with mashed potatoes and greenbeans, the grilled bone in pork chop with goat cheese polenta and fried asparagas, and the BBQ ribs with mac and cheese. The three of us shared the entrees.

          All was good. The CFS was very good. Not your normal CFS but cooked to a perfect medium rare. THey are large fried cubes of beef rather than a flat "steak". The pork chop was huge and well paired with the polenta. The ribs and mac n cheese was ok but I wouldn't order it again.

          Blood orange rita was excellent but $10. Their specialty mojito (can't remember the exact name) was decent.

          I dont know what all the hype is about concerning the fries three ways. They weren't all that great. I would have rather had fries one way and had them taste better. The fries at Capital Pub are better and so are the sauces.

          Cornbread was very good. Not as good as Eatzi's but good. I'd get it again rather than the fries.

          The whole experience was like an up-scale Cowboy Chow. I'll go again.

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