But luckily we FINALLY had success – on my birthday no less! That is the look of a happy hussy! What you don’t see is the smack to the forehead when I realized I forgot my good camera. So my apologies for the grainy photos – but it’s all about the food anyway!
One of my buddies decided to make it a happy lunch for himself by ordering this monstrous bloody mary ($8). After he ate part of his lunch drink – he said it was really good.
The atmosphere is very much that of an old comfy bar (even though it’s only been open less than 2 years!) The beer list is also pretty great – I saw Larry’s favorite bourbon barrel as well.
Everyone knows the real focus here is the fried chicken – but my friend Kelly doesn’t like fried chicken. (Wha?????) She was set on trying the Grilled Cheese ($6) stuffed with three cheeses, granny smith apples and apricot preserves. Her words – This is the best grilled cheese ever. EVER.
The entrees are LARGE and don’t come with a side so you order them separately. They come in small cast iron skillets and are definitely a sharable size. A couple folks tried the macaroni & cheese ($4). I tried a bite and actually didn’t love it. I think I’ve eaten the boxed kind too long that real mac & cheese just isn’t creamy enough.
I got the 1/4 fried chicken – dark meat ($4) – all their chicken is served with a side of spicy hot honey. The portion size is great – someone on Urbanspoon mentioned it was pricey – I disagree completely! $4 for 3 pieces of fried chicken – that’s cheaper than Kroger!
I tried a dab of the honey and it did have a kick. The seasoning on the chicken actually had a kick to it as well – so I stuck with that. It’s a bit oily (duh) – but tasty for sure. The chicken was very juicy – I’m a sucker for chicken thighs – so I was in heaven with 2 thighs and a leg. I think I’m still in search of my favorite fried chicken – but this was definitely good stuff.
Then my favorite thing all day was the Skillet Spoonbread ($4). This cornbread had maple butter inside and real actual corn. It was so incredibly delicious. I would go back just for this. (And special thanks to manager/friend for comping my birthday lunch – he didn’t even know about my blog – he’s just nice!)
I did catch a glimpse of the Maple Bacon donuts in the case and was drooling. Lucky for me I have the best boss ever. He happened to be my birthday buddy at work and brought birthday donuts! So on Monday – I got to try these delicious donuts. Most people at work were scared off by them – but let me tell you – they’re wrong – it’s awesome. To quote Big Bang Theory, “It’s sweety and meaty!” I loved them – and you can get them in the yeast or cake – even in blueberry cake!! Wowza!
Why Should You Go? Both places are definitely on the “try it out” – the fried chicken is good but the spoonbread from The Eagle is GREAT. And the donuts – DELICIOUS!
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