A four-course dinner date for two at one of our favorite Westside haunts.
We can't quite decide what we love most about a good ol'-fashioned Southern supper at West Egg. From the pig 'n grits to the cocktails made with house brown sugar bacon bourbon, it seems like each and every thing about dinner service at this Westside institution is steeped in homegrown goodness. Or, as "Knife & Fork" once phrased it, "there isn't one darned thing wrong with West Egg Cafe." We're obliged to agree—especially in the evening hours when the dinner bell rings. Chef Wayne Rheinlander's seasonal dinner fare walks the line between hearty comfort food (meatloaf and mac 'n cheese) to fresh, healthy goodness (wilted spinach salad with butterbeans and goat cheese). And with this supper, you get to taste the quintessentially Southern dishes on West Egg's brand-new summer menu with a carafe of wine, followed by a little somethin' sweet from Chef Rachel Regnier, one of our favorite pastry chefs in town. Y'all hungry yet?Photos by Raftermen Photography
Your Scoutmob-approved Southern supper for two has a taste of all the Southern goodness to be had at West Egg. Start things off with one of the chef's choice Picnic Plates – simply brimmin' with all the Southern summer staples – pimiento cheese, pickles, deviled eggs with bacon jam (or whatever Chef Rheinlander is obliged to make that evening, really. We're not too picky). You and your date can then take your pick from the menu's main courses, from the buttermilk chicken 'n waffles to the classic "pig 'n grits" (slow-braised pork shoulder with roasted garlic grits), or the breakfast (brinner?) dishes available after the sun goes down. But no matter which way you go, just make sure to save some room for dessert. The goods behind the pastry counter will bring out the sweet-toothed kid in anybody — we're talking banana pudding, caramel cake, and seasonal pies lawd, bless that Rachel Regnier’s heart. Y'all come back now, y'hear?