OCTOBER 23, 2014

 

SEASONAL FIRSTS & NOT SO SMALL PLATES

$1000 SOUP – sweet potato & ginger – cup – 4.25; bowl w/ house salad – 9.50

CHICKEN & HOMINY SOUP – 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

FRESH SUCCOTASH SALAD w/ butter beans, corn, tomatoes, sidemeat & a lemon dressing – 9.50

FRIED OYSTERS – lightly fried & served w/ a roasted garlic mayonnaise – ask for crispy if you prefer more well done – 17.50

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

CLASSIC FIRSTS & NOT SO SMALL PLATES

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 or fried oysters – 6.00 extra

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; 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. An 18% 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

OYSTER MUSHROOM RISOTTO – made w/ Woodfruit’s mushrooms & Anson Mills’ Carolina Gold rice served w/ grilled okra – 17.50

BLUES ARE RUNNING – pan-fried NC bluefish w/ a green tomato relish & baked cheese grits – 19.50

BRAISED PORK SHANK w/ Mississippi fried corn & grilled okra – 15.50

CLASSIC MAINS

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

CAJUN RIBEYE w/ herb butter served w/ French fries – 24.50 ****

PAN-FRIED CHICKEN LIVERS w/ avocado & onions, in a Bourbon brown sauce, served w/ grilled okra and grilled corn-on-the-cob – 15.50

CAROLINA SAMPLER – Chopped pork barbecue from Bullock’s in Durham, NC served w/ Hoppin’ John, collard greens & black pepper cornbread – 19.50

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

SIDE DISHES

BLACK PEPPER CORNBREAD, BAKED CHEESE GRITS, RICE, PURPLE SLAW, GRILLED CORN-ON-THE-COB,  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

 

 

 

Carolina 'Cue Wednesdays will begin a first Wednesday in the Month schedule for this Fall & Winter – For November will feature Little Richard’s (Clemmo0ns) on 11/05. Check our website for the full roster & schedule.

 

 

WINES BY THE GLASS

 

 

APERITIF WINE

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

German Gilabert Cava – Brut Nature – Spain                                                        9.00

Chandon – Brut – Napa – split                                                                                     9.50

Contadi Castaldi – Brut Rosι – Franciacorta, Italy                                             12.00

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

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

Joseph Drouhin – Chardonnay – Macon-Villages – Burgundy – 2013             10.50

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

RED WINE

Crios – Malbec, - Mendoza, Argentina – 2013                                                        8.50

Domaine Galιvan “Femme de Paroles” – Cτtes du Rhτne, Fr. – 2011          9.50

Bodan Roan – Pinot Noir – California - 2012                                                        10.00

Domaine Brosbois “Gabare” – Cabernet Franc – Loire Valley, Fr. – 2011 11.00

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.