For all you fried chicken fanatics, there's a new contender in town and
it's named after the "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." Yes, you heard me
right. With menu items named Little Brothel and Big Brothel and a large portrait of
Marvin Zindler, who helped facilitate the closing of the namesake, this
establishment will make you want to read up on your Texas history even before trying out the food. Conveniently,
the Ranch, as I will lovingly call it now, is only 5 blocks away from
me. I invited some friends out for a Sunday chowdown at their Soft
Opening, which will allow the restaurant to iron out the kinks before their early November opening.
With the best fried chicken being my mother-in-law's, this
is the closest you can get to homemade. The batter is crispy, not
overly seasoned so you can actually taste the chicken, and the chicken
itself was quite juicy. I had the creamed corn and collard greens for
sides. The creamed corn was sweet and buttery and the collard greens
were flavorful. The only gripe I have is with the biscuit which
was dry and doughy but everything else received my stamp of approval. Poor Bryan had to work during my Chicken brunch, so he'll be in for a treat once the kitchen is back in business.
I am not ashamed to say I have gone to the Renaissance
Festival more times in my adult years than as a kid. What's that you say? You don't like drinking mead while dancing to fairies playing the lute? Well then, you are truly missing out. Just grab an open-minded group of friends who like to people watch, be entertained, and eat (turkey legs are gluten free) and meet me in Plantersville.
CUTE // I'm pretty sure seeing this bowl every morning would put a smile on my face even without my cuppa coffee.
MODERN // It's oversized, in the perfect shade of light grey, and the price is right. Need I say more?
NOM // Tried Coltivare for the first time this weekend, and I was quite impressed. A charming, modern rustic atmosphere with delicious gourmet pizzas and wonderful small plates. This charred octopus and local melon dish was almost too pretty to eat. Almost.