Monday, March 19, 2012

Checking in: Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter

On Friday I took a stroll down to Bobwhite for a late lunch. I had enjoyed my first meal there and was in the mood to try more of their menu. It took a Herculean effort not to get the fried chicken sandwich. Instead I went with the Pork Chop Sandwich and it was a winner.

The sandwich starts with a seared, butterflied pork chop. It is a nice chop, not to thick and cooked well. It is served with house made chow chow and mayo on a toasted bun. The bun is light and toasted, the perfect vehicle for the chop, and the mayo is laid on with a light touch.

What really brings the sandwich alive is the chow chow. It is essentially a pickled vegetable relish. Bobwhite's is cold, tangy and a little sweet. It is the perfect contrasts to the hot pork chop and makes the sandwich sing. You will find yourself dipping the bun in the chow chow juice runoff and making sure you don't miss the smallest bit of relish on your plate. They need to sell bottles of the stuff. The sandwich comes with a nice green side salad that features a tangy house made mustard vinaigrette that matches well.

I figured the Pork Chop Sandwich would be all I needed, then I happened to glance at the daily specials and saw this:

Pimento Cheese Biscuits. $1.50. Well, hello.

A warm, fresh biscuit spread with creamy, spicy pimento cheese. The cheese slowly melting from the heat of the fresh biscuit. $1.50. Need I say more?

Bobwhite continues to spread their humble Gospel of Southern Cooking. Consider me a convert (and a regular).

Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter - 94 Avenue C , between 6th & 7th Street

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