Earle Street Kitchen and Bar Anderson, SC
Earle Street Kitchen and Bar in Anderson, SC, is a quaint eatery that embodies the essence of Southern hospitality. From the moment you step inside, you're greeted with an ambiance that is both warm and welcoming, with colorful paintings and rustic chandeliers that offer a unique dining experience.
To begin our meal, we ordered the Earle Street Nachos, which was a medley of queso,
tortilla chips, and pork, accompanied by beans, Pico de Gallo, and sour cream on the side. The queso was rich and flavorful, but the tortilla chips were a bit stale, and the pork lacked the moisture that one would expect, this could be attributed to our choice to remove the barbecue sauce. While the dish wasn't anything to write home about, it still managed to please our palate.
The first entrée we ordered was the Chicken Fried Chicken, which was served with red skin mashed potatoes with goat cheese and gravy, and mac and cheese on the side. The chicken was a triumph, with a fresh and juicy flavor that was complemented by the well-seasoned mashed potatoes and rich gravy. The mac and cheese, however, was a disappointment, lacking in both seasoning and freshness.
Next, we ordered the Pork Ribeye, which was served with mashed potatoes with gravy and mac and cheese. The pork was rich in flavor and juicy, a feat that is not easily achieved, and the mashed potatoes were seasoned to perfection. The gravy added another layer of flavor that elevated the dish. Unfortunately, the mac and cheese were once again a letdown, lacking in flavor and freshness.
Finally, the dessert, Banana Pudding, was a showstopper. The pudding was sweet but not overpowering, and the wafers added a delicious crunch. The presentation was impeccable, with caramelized meringue that balanced out the acidity of the bananas. The pudding could have been thicker, but overall, this dish was the best of the night.
In conclusion, Earle Street Kitchen and Bar is a restaurant that offers a unique dining experience with Southern hospitality and good food. There were some missteps along the way, such as the mistake with the drink order and the lack of seasoning and freshness in the mac and cheese, but the chicken fried chicken and banana pudding more than made up for it. Additionally, this restaurant offers extremely great value, with big portions and an amazing price for draft beers. We would definitely recommend this restaurant for those looking for a unique dining experience, combined with an unbeatable value for their money.
Overall Score: 8/10