AUGUST 28, 2014

 

SEASONAL FIRSTS & NOT SO SMALL PLATES

COLD BAKED TOMATO SOUP – cup – 4.25; bowl w/ house salad – 9.50

SUMMER GUMBO – cup – 4.25; bowl w/ house salad – 9.50

WEDGE SALAD w/ roasted beets & homemade 1000 Island dressing – 6.95; add shrimp – 6.00 extra

2 BIRD PATÉ – chicken liver paté flavored w/ Wild Turkey & served w/ onion jam & garlic toast – 7.50

GREEN PEACH SALAD w/ mint & black pepper – 8.50

CRAB CLAWS ST. CHARLES – broiled w/ a garlic butter bread crumb topping – 8.50

SUMMER TOMATO PLATE w/ fresh basil, olive oil & mayonnaise – 10.50

CLASSIC FIRSTS & NOT SO SMALL PLATES

CRAB & SHRIMP CALAS w/ a green olive-onion sauce – 9.50

JALAPENO-CHEDDAR HUSHPUPPIES w/ cocktail sauce – 6.50

CRACKER PLATE – pimento cheese & hot pepper jelly w/ cream cheese served w/ an assortment of vegetables & crackers – 8.50

HOPPIN’ JOHN – a bed of rice & black-eye peas flavored w/ bacon, topped w/ tomato, scallions & cheddar cheese – 7.95

CAESAR SALAD – a bed of Romaine w/ traditional Caesar dressing made w/ anchovy & served w/ black olives & garlic toast – 8.50

      add shrimp – 6.00

CROOK'S MIXED GREENS SALAD w/ mustard vinaigrette, Caesar, spicy buttermilk ranch, blue cheese, sherry-shallot vinaigrette, 1000 island or our House dressing – 5.50

CROOK’S HAMBURGER – char-grilled to medium well w/ lettuce, tomato &

     onion on a toasted brioche roll – 7.95 ****; bacon – 1.00; New York Cheddar –  

     1.00; grilled onions – 1.00; sautéed mushrooms – 1.00; Cajun spice – 1.00;  

     Pimento Cheese – 1.75

 

Due to the potential for accidents, children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult when away from their seat at the table. Infants & toddlers must be carried by an adult.

 

Carolina 'Cue Wednesdays is on an every other week schedule – For September we will feature Cook’s in Lexington on 09/03 & Bum’s in Ayden on 09/17.  Check our website for the full schedule.

CROOK’S CORNER

SEASONAL MAINS

FRESH HOMEMADE HERB PASTA w/ buttered summer tomatoes served w/ grilled corn-on-the-cob – 18.50

ONSLOW BAY SCALLOPS w/ hominy, Shishito peppers & spinach – 23.50

BILL SMITH’S SOFT SHELL CRABS w/ fresh basil & garlic served w/ 2 slaws & baked cheese grits – 26.50

PAN-SEARED TUNA w/ lemon juice, capers & browned butter served over frisée w/ baked cheese grits – 23.50

CLASSIC MAINS

SHRIMP & GRITS – shrimp sautéed w/ bacon, mushrooms & scallions & served over cheese grits – 23.50

GRILLED HANGER STEAK w/ Bill’s Bourbon Brown Sauce & his Father’s Jerusalem Artichoke Relish served w/ grilled okra & grilled corn-on-the-cob – 26.50 ****

CAROLINA SAMPLERBullock’s (Durham) chopped pork barbecue served w/ Hoppin’ John, collard greens & black pepper cornbread – 19.50

SIDE DISHES

BLACK PEPPER CORNBREAD, BAKED CHEESE GRITS, RICE, PURPLE SLAW, GRILLED CORN-ON-THE-COB,  DEVILLED EGGS, GRILLED OKRA, COLLARD GREENS (w/ Parmesan) or FRENCH FRIES(fresh, never frozen) – 4.50

NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

FOUNTAIN SOFT DRINKS – 1.95; ABITA ROOT BEER – 2.95

BOTTLED SPARKLING WATER – 3.50; FRESH ORANGE JUICE – 2.75;

MILK – 1.50; ICED TEA w/ lemon-mint infused simple syrup – 1.75 

 

COUNTER CULTURE COFFEE – 2.50; HOT TEA – 1.75 

ESPRESSO – 2.50; CAPPUCCINO – 2.95 CAFFE LATTE – 2.95;

ICED CAPPUCCINO – 2.95; HOT CHOCOLATE – 3.50

 

Consuming undercooked foods increases your chance of food borne illness****

Please, no more than four split checks per party. An 18% gratuity may be added to parties of six or more. Some Main Course substitutions available for a $1.00 surcharge.

 

Thank You!

 

 

WINES BY THE GLASS

 

APERITIF WINE

Lillet Blanc – served on the rocks w/ a twist of lemon                                          6.00

Lillet Rosé – served on the rocks w/ a twist of lemon                                            6.00

Carpano Antica Formula – served on the rocks w/a twist of orange                 6.00

SPARKLING WINE

German Gilabert Cava – Brut Nature – Spain                                                        8.00

Chandon – Brut – Napa – split                                                                                     9.50

WHITE WINE

Frisk – Riesling – Victoria, Australia - 2013                                                             7.00

The Ned – Sauvignon Blanc – Marlborough, New Zealand – 2014                8.50

Zinck – Pinot Blanc – Alsace, France - 2012                                                              9.50

Joseph Drouhin – Chardonnay – Macon-Villages – Burgundy – 2013             10.00

Sonoma Cutrer – Chardonnay – Russian River – California – 2012                11.00

ROSÉ WINE

Tasca d'Almerita Regaleali - Nerello Mascalese - Terre Siciliane, Italy      8.00

Contadi Castaldi – Brut Rosé – Franciacorta, Italy                                             10.00

RED WINE

CriosMalbec, - Mendoza, Argentina – 2013                                                        8.00

Domaine Galévan “Femme de Paroles” – Côtes du Rhône – 2011                 9.50

Lini LambruscoSalamino blend - Emilia-Romagna , Italy served chilled 10.00

Bodan Roan – Pinot Noir – California - 2012                                                        10.00

Sean Minor – Cabernet Sauvignon – Napa Valley, California – 2010          12.00

 

Bill Smith’s Seasoned in the South, Recipes from Crook’s and from Home is available here. We also have Remembering Bill Neal by Moreton Neal and Southern Cooking and Biscuits, Spoonbread & Sweet Potato Pie by Bill Neal.