MARCH 28, 2015

 

SEASONAL FIRSTS & NOT SO SMALL PLATES

LEEK & ONION SOUP – cup – 4.50; bowl w/ house salad – 10.50

CHICKEN SOUP w/ peppers & rice – cup – 4.50; bowl w/ house salad – 10.50

FRIED OYSTERS – lightly fried & served w/ a roasted garlic mayonnaise – ask for crispy if you prefer more well done – 17.95

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

OXFORD TAMALES w/ chilies, corn, white cheese & coca cola country ham broth served w/ salsa ranchero – 10.50

CORNBREAD PANZANELLA w/ fresh vegetables, olives and red wine vinegar  – 7.75

CLASSIC FIRSTS & NOT SO SMALL PLATES

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 – 8.50

WEDGE SALAD w/ roasted beets & homemade 1000 Island dressing – 7.50; add shrimp – 6.00 extra

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 extra, or fried oysters – 8.00

CROOK'S MIXED GREENS SALAD w/ mustard vinaigrette, Caesar, spicy buttermilk ranch, blue cheese, sherry-shallot vinaigrette, 1000 island or our House dressing – 6.25

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

     onion on a toasted brioche roll – 8.50 ****; bacon – 1.00; New York Cheddar –  

     1.00; grilled onions – 1.00; sautιed 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.

Please, no more than four split checks per party. A pre-tax 20% gratuity may be added to parties of six or more. Some Main Course substitutions available for a $1.00 surcharge. Thank You!

 

CROOK’S CORNER

SEASONAL MAINS

VEGETARIAN RED BEANS & RICE – w/ cornbread – 17.50

PAN-FRIED SEA TROUT– topped w/ diced side meat, potatoes, celery, onions & fresh herbes – 22.50

PAN-FRIED CAJUN CHICKEN LIVERS w/ onions & Cajun salt served w/ rice & sautιed leeks & cabbage – 16.50

GUMBO! – Louisiana classic w/ Andouille sausage, shrimp, chicken, tomatoes & okra in a dark roux served w/ rice – 20.50

CLASSIC MAINS

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

CATFISH AMANDINE w/ slivered almonds & browned butter served w/ collards & baked cheese grits – 20.50

CAROLINA SAMPLER – Bullock’s (Durham, NC) chopped pork barbecue served w/ Hoppin’ John, collard greens & black pepper cornbread – 19.95

GRILLED HANGER STEAK w/ Bill’s Father’s Jerusalem Artichoke Relish & Bourbon Brown Sauce served w/ French fries – 27.50 ****

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

SIDE DISHES

BLACK PEPPER CORNBREAD, RICE, PURPLE SLAW, BAKED CHEESE GRITS,  SAUTEED LEEKS & CABBAGE, 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

 

Carolina 'Cue Wednesdays is on a first Wednesday in the Month schedule for this Winter & Early Spring – For April we will feature Pig Whistle (Chapel Hill,NC). Check our website for the full roster & schedule.

 

 

 

 

WINES BY THE GLASS

 

 

APERITIF WINE

Chateau La  Riviere Sauternes – 2011                                                                       6.00

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

Lillet Rosι – 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

Segura Viudas Cava – Brut  – Spain                                                                           9.00

Chandon – Brut – Napa – split                                                                                     9.50

WHITE WINE

Ca’ di Ponti – Pinot Grigio – Provincia di Pavia, Italy - 2013                             8.00

Le Grand Saint-Vincent – Sauvignon Blanc – Touraine, Fr. - 2013                9.00

Zinck – Pinot Blanc – Alsace, France - 2012                                                              9.50

La Louvetrie – Muscadet Sѐvre et Maine – Loire Valley, Fr. – 2011               10.00

Jean-Marc Brocard – Chardonnay – Bourgogne, France - 2013                      10.50

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

RED WINE

Crios – Malbec, - Mendoza, Argentina – 2013                                                        8.50

Cabeηa de Toiro Reserva - Touriga-Nacional/Castelγo – Portugal – 2010   9.00

Bodan Roan – Pinot Noir – California - 2012                                                        10.00

Chateau de Villeneuve – Cabernet Franc – Loire Valley, Fr. – 2010            11.00

Angulo Innocenti – Cabernet Sauvignon – Mendoza, Argentina – 2012     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.