DECEMBER 21, 2014

 

SEASONAL FIRSTS & NOT SO SMALL PLATES

RED PEA & ONION SOUP – cup – 4.25; bowl w/ house salad – 9.50

CHICKEN CREOLE SOUP – cup – 4.25; bowl w/ house salad – 9.50

B & B SALAD – Brussels sprouts & blue cheese crumbles w/ red onions & toasted pumpkin seeds – 7.95

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

CLASSIC FIRSTS & NOT SO SMALL PLATES

JALAPENO-CHEDDAR HUSHPUPPIES w/ cocktail sauce – 6.50

CHUNKY COUNTRY PATษ w/ onion jam & garlic toast – 8.50

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

WEDGE SALAD w/ roasted beets & homemade 1000 Island dressing – 6.95; 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 – 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; saut้ed 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

OYSTER MUSHROOM RISOTTO – made w/ Woodfruit’s mushrooms & Anson Mills’ Carolina Gold rice served w/ saut้ed leeks & cabbage – 18.50

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

CHEESE PORK! w/ a Madeira sauce served w/ mashed rutabagas & saut้ed leeks & cabbage – 18.50

STEWING HEN w/ pastry – 16.50

CLASSIC MAINS

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

CAJUN RIBEYE w/ herb butter served w/ French fries – 25.50 ****

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

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

SIDE DISHES

BLACK PEPPER CORNBREAD, BAKED CHEESE GRITS, RICE, PURPLE SLAW, MASHED RUTABAGAS, 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 Fall & Winter – For December we featured The Pig (Chapel Hill, NC) on 12/03. 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 Ros – 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

Jean Bourdy – Crmant Ros – Jura, France                                                        12.00

WHITE WINE

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

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

Vila  Santa – Vinho Tinto – Portugal – 2013                                                            8.00

Crios – Malbec, - Mendoza, Argentina – 2013                                                        8.50

Domaine Galvan “Femme de Paroles” – C๔tes du Rh๔ne, Fr. – 2011          9.50

Bodan Roan – Pinot Noir – California - 2012                                                        10.00

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