JULY 02, 2015

 

SEASONAL FIRSTS & NOT SO SMALL PLATES

COLD BUTTER BEAN-BUTTERMILK SOUP – cup – 4.50; bowl w/ house salad – 10.50

CÓCTEL DE VERANO – cold pork, crab & shrimp gazpacho – cup – 5.00; bowl w/ house salad – 11.00

BETSEY’S HEIRLOOM TOMATO PLATE w/ fresh basil, olive oil & mayonnaise – 10.50

GREEN PEACH SALAD w/ mint & black pepper – 8.50

TOMATO-WATERMELON SALAD w/ red onion & red wine vinegar – 8.50

GRILLED SUMMER VEGETABLE SALAD w/ tomatoes, squash, onions & hominy – 12.50

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 – 9.50

HOPPIN’ JOHN – a bed of rice & black-eye peas flavored w/ bacon, topped w/ tomato, scallions & cheddar cheese – 8.50

MACARONI & CHEESE w/ Sriracha drizzle – 6.50

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

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; 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.

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

BILL SMITH’S SOFT SHELL CRABS w/ fresh basil & garlic served w/ 2 slaws & baked cheese grits – 27.50

FRESH PASTA w/ sage pesto & mixed vegetables – 17.50

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

PAN-FRIED CAJUN CHICKEN LIVERS w/ onions & Cajun salt served w/ rice & mixed vegetables – 16.50

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

GRILLED NY STRIP w/ herb butter & Bourbon Brown Sauce served w/ French fries – 26.50 ****

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

SIDE DISHES

BLACK PEPPER CORNBREAD, BAKED CHEESE GRITS, RICE, CARROT SLAW, PURPLE SLAW, CUCUMBERS & ONIONS, MIXED VEGETABLES, COLLARD GREENS (w/ Parmesan) or FRENCH FRIES (fresh, never frozen) – 4.50

DEVILLED EGGS – 4.95

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

 

 

 

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 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

Fantinel – Prosecco Brut Rosé – Italy                                                                       9.00

Chandon – Brut – Napa – split                                                                                     9.50

German Gilabert – Cava Brut Nature Reserva  Spain                                    10.00

ROSÉ WINE

Java – Cabernet Franc/Merlot Rosé blend – Côtes de Gascogne – 2014       8.00

Piedra Negra – Pinot Gris Rosado – Mendoza, Argentina – 2014                    9.50

Lini Lambrusco – Rosato Salamino blend - Emilia-Romagna, Italy             11.00

WHITE WINE

Leitz – Riesling – Rheingau, Germany – 2014                                                       7.50

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

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

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

Ameztoi Txakolina   Hondarri ZuriGetaria, Spain – 2014                                         11.00        

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

RED WINE

La Posta Paulucci – Malbec – Mendoza, Argentina – 2013                               8.50

Cabeça de Toiro Reserva - Touriga-Nacional/Castelão – Portugal – 2010   9.00

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

Bodan Roan – Pinot Noir – California - 2012                                                        10.00

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.