Saturday, January 21, 2012

Heirloom Eats - Restaurant Week Day 5 - Mt Pleasant, SC

This restaurant was a late addition to our restaurant week plans.  We decided to go based on a review of their RW menu.  The appetizers drew us in, and the desserts were excellent.  We were seated right away, and our server was attentive and helpful.  There was some confusion about what Kona beer they had, but it might have been my fault.  They told us that they will be continuing the RW menu (3 courses for $20) until January 31st.  Good news if you missed out.

The appetizers were Okra Fries with Garlic Aioli and Pimento Fried Green Tomatoes.  This is the second place we've had fried okra that was not sliced into small bites.  These were sliced in half and were delicious.  The sauce could have used more garlic, but was still good.  We gave them a 4.25.  The tomatoes were crispy and perfectly cooked.  We gave them a 4.0.

The Jacked Up Mac had four cheeses, bacon lardons and charred onions.  Kari really enjoyed this.  I'm usually not a big fan of restaurant mac n cheese, but this was really creamy and cheesy (did I mention bacon?)  We gave it a 4.0.

I had the Short Ribs with Black Pepper Dumplings.  The dumplings turned out to be gnocchi like chunks of deliciousness (made up word of the day.) The short rib was well cooked and had great flavor.  I gave it a 3.75.  Skip to desserts if you are easily grossed out.  This meat reminded me of eating roast as a kid.  I would chew a big mouthful and then smush it into the roof of my mouth to make a "meat turtle"  I would sometimes make several and line them up on my plate.  Lighten up!  I was a kid!  No more than 16 or 17 years old!

The desserts were unique and well prepared. The Creme Brulee had a really thick and crisp shell.  Wonderful - 3.75.  The S'more Cake, served in a small mason jar, was made with home made marshmallow fluff over chocolate and powdered graham cake.  4.0

The dinner was a delight, and the restaurant well decorated, with old windows hanging along the walls.  The owner made a point of visiting our table and answering all our questions.  If you're in the area, make it a point to eat here.

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