[Pigging by Wilfrid: June 18, 2012]
Tired, hungry, too late for most restaurants (it was just about 11pm), we stumbled into The Brindle Room (serves until 1am Friday and Saturday) and rashly over-ordered.
What an easy, friendly, casual place to drop in. And there were complimentary bar snacks if you checked in on FourSquare (news to our server but not, fortunately, to the kitchen).
I should know by now that the menu here is more geared to sharing than individual portions. The calamari special was described as an appetizer, but would have been fine for two people. I couldn't finish it.
Just need the batter a little bit more crunchy, if I'm being fussy.
There was a quinoa-cous cous mash-up which got eaten alongside the (inevitable) kale salad.
There was kale with the fried chicken, fairly described as a "large plate" on the menu. Featuring four pieces of chicken in herbed breadcrumbs, this was another dish to split (and at $21, great value if you do so). I was pleased to find sausage in the mashed potato.
More a groaning board of plates than a light supper. But we doggy-bagged, and had enough for lunch the following day at a cost of a little more than $70 for two. A fine neighborhood standby.
Oh, and a comped dessert. Donut holes in a caramel sauce. Burp. Website here.