Not so cheap. But, with poutine and buttermilk
fried chicken on the menu, very much HollyEats food.
Ok, they fancy up
the poutine more than they have to - adding a slab of
grilled fois gras. The fries are cooked in duck
fat, the gravy is nicely rich, the cheese is, somewhat
untraditionally, mozzarella. Greasily good, but I would
have been just as happy if the poutine had no fois gras
and I was $5 richer.
Finished off my
first meal with a bib lettuce salad, topped with Maytag
blue cheese, sliced pear and cashews. Not sure,
but this may be the first salad to earn a HollyEats
Back a second time
for the fried chicken. Started off logically with one of
their crafted cocktails, the Logical Consequence - gin,
green tea, dill, absinthe, fresh lime, honey and
garnished with a sprig of dill. One great cocktail.
For an app, I tried
the watermelon pickled in Kool-Aid. The red was
finished with fruit punch; the yellow with orange
Kool-Aid. OK, but what I really liked were the
slivers of pickled watermelon rind served on top of one
of the pieces.
The fried chicken
was interesting, different from fried chicken I've had
before. It is slow cooked with buttermilk in a
vacuum sealed pouch for almost a day - sous vide. Then
it is dusted and deep fat fried. Incredibly moist
and tender. Muscle texture a bit odd. Nice thin, crisp
crust. Color a little dark. It is
served with collards flavored with ham hocks and hot
sauce, and a good sized biscuit.
I'm heading back
again. My excuse is to try the fried chicken to
see if the texture I experienced the first time is
representative of sous vide. But it is more that I
want another Logical Consequence or two.