So I tried this place out and it's a little out of the way for me. There were some things I enjoyed and some things I felt could be better.
There was a 4square special for checking in and getting a free snack. I got the fried green tomatoes as I like FGT. I agree with the person above who mentioned this could be more seasoned. The cornmeal breading was kind of meh (like Shake and Bake would've been better lol) and it seemed the definition of seasoning that was performed was dump some salt and pepper into one spot.
I tried the tuna next. This was very tasty. I was just not thrilled at the price associated. I'm just glad that they do half off apps on Tuesdays to mitigate this a bit.
I also tried the ricotta cheese. The honey that came with the cheese and toast was a nice compliment. The ricotta in general by itself does not tend to have a lot of flavor, so the honey gave it just enough to be a nice little snack.
For dinner I had the chicken. It came with collards and mac/cheese. There was nothing special about the mac and cheese (a lot of places in town seem to add some little flare to mac and cheese to make it more memorable for grown ups), but then again this was just a side, so I really shouldn't expect much. The collards were decent after they gave me some extra vinegar to add. I think a little bit of salt would have helped too. The chicken was ok. I think the light breading they used was to better emphasize the honey. It was not bad, but not something I'd rave about.
The service was reasonable. There were times where there were lulls and times where they were well on top of things. I was waited on by a cute server named Ashley. I would go back if she asked me to go back lol.
Angel Oak is about a 30 minute drive from my place. It needs to come up with some more innovation to conventional items if I want to just randomly decide to go there with any kind of frequency. It should do more than simply be a place that has items A, B and C. It should have an awesome and innovative take on items A, B and C if it wants to draw people from further out.
I went there recently and had a conversation with the head cook/chef. He actually understands the nuances of cooking and leverages them to make some more complex dishes. Nirlep and ToI are simply a mediocre attempt at trying to replicate what their mothers taught them. I can outcook both of them and I am not exaggerating. Bombay's service has not been consistent, i.e. sometimes I would get excellent service and attention and sometimes it would be spotty at best. Their fresh naan is a definite win. I would say the buffet is a conventional option at many indian places, but I would recommend dining in and trying something more sophisticated instead of settling for buffet. The buffet is nice to get a sample of different elements of the thoroughfare, but if you are not a beginner when it comes to eating indian food, I recommend trying something from the non-buffet selection.
A sneak peek is as much of a review as a trailer is a whole movie. Otherwise I could convince you that this is Jaws: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PEtIZlNwMg
The fried chicken was a definite win.
If Bud/Miller/Coors, mediocre bar food and a bunch of people as original as the enemy soldiers in the first level of Contra on the NES is your thing, knock yourself out.
Eat A Peach- Neither hyperbole nor reading comprehension serve as your strong suits.
Here's a question: is it fair to expect CB to be better than Waffle House? If you answered yes, than the criticism is sustained.
Another question: can you refute what was actually stated in the review? I'm not talking about making inferences and then refuting your own inferences. I'm talking about what actually is written in the review above, can you refute it?
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