APRIL 18, 2014

SEASONAL FIRSTS & NOT SO SMALL PLATES

VEGETABLE-RICE SOUP w/ rutabagas, onions & carrots – cup – 4.25; bowl w/ house salad – 9.50

GREEN POSOLE w/ pork & hominy – cup – 4.25; bowl w/ house salad – 9.50

FRIED OYSTERS – lightly fried & served w/ a roasted garlic mayonnaise – ask for crispy if you prefer more well done – 16.95

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

BAKED CAULIFLOWER VINAIGRETTE – 6.95

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, add oysters – 8.00 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; sautéed mushrooms – 1.00; Cajun spice – 1.00; Pimento Cheese – 1.75

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

Also, consuming undercooked foods increases your chance of food borne illness.**

 

CROOK’S CORNER

SEASONAL MAINS

VEGETABLE GRATIN w/ Brussels sprouts & parsnips baked w/ Chapel Hill Creamery’s Calvander cheese in a mornay sauce served w/ sautéed leeks & cabbage – 15.50

PAN-FRIED CHICKEN LIVERS w/ avocado & onions, in a Bourbon brown sauce, served w/ rice & sautéed leeks & cabbage – 16.50

BLUES ARE RUNNING – pan-fried NC bluefish w/ a green tomato relish & baked cheese grits – 18.95

COURTBOUILLON – our riff on a classic New Orleans dish w/ Gulf Coast Corvina (a whitefish) and a roasted red pepper-tomato sauce served w/ roasted potatoes – 18.50

CLASSIC MAINS

SHRIMP & GRITS – shrimp sautéed w/ bacon, mushrooms & scallions & served over cheese grits – 22.50

CAJUN RIBEYE w/ herb butter served w/ French fries – 24.95 **

GREEN TABASCO CHICKEN – ½ roasted bird served w/ mashed potatoes & sautéed leeks & cabbage – 18.50

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

SIDE DISHES

BLACK PEPPER CORNBREAD, BAKED CHEESE GRITS, RICE, SAUTÉED LEEKS & CABBAGE, PURPLE SLAW, COLLARD GREENS (w/ Parmesan), MASHED POTATOES 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

 

 

‘Cue Wednesdays featuring BBQ from a different             Carolina House each Wednesday. Next up is Cook’s BBQ in Lexington.

 

 

 

WINES BY THE GLASS

APERITIF WINE

 

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 Gilbert Cava – Brut Nature – Spain                                                          8.00

Chandon – Brut – Napa – split                                                                                     9.50

Contadi Castaldi – Brut Rosé – Franciacorta, Italy                                             10.00

 

WHITE WINE

Folk Machine – Tocai Friulano – Mendocino, California - 2013                     7.00

Bacchus – Chardonnay – California – 2012                                                            8.00

Giesen – Sauvignon Blanc – Marlborough, New Zealand – 2013                   8.00

Zinck – Pinot Blanc – Alsace, France - 2012                                                          9.50

Sonoma Cutrer – Chardonnay – Russian River – California – 2012                10.00

 

ROSÉ WINE

Ostatu – Rioja, Spain -2013                                                                                           8.50

 

RED WINE

CriosMalbec, - Mendoza, Argentina – 2013                                                        8.00

The People’s Zin – Zinfandel – California – 2011                                                 9.00

Cuvée Saint-Vincent – Pinot Noir – Bourgogne, France – 2011                     10.00

Hobo  Cabernet Sauvignon – Alexander Valley, California – 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.