MAY 26, 2015

 

SEASONAL FIRSTS & NOT SO SMALL PLATES

CHICKEN AND GARLIC SOUP – cup – 4.50; bowl w/ house salad – 10.50

PINTO BEAN & RICE SOUP – cup – 4.50; bowl w/ house salad – 10.50

MACARONI & CHEESE – 6.50

 

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

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

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

DURHAM OYSTER MUSHROOM RISOTTO – made w/ Anson Mills’ Carolina Gold rice & served w/ sautéed leeks & cabbage – 18.95

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

BLUES ARE RUNNING – pan-fried NC bluefish w/ a green tomato relish & baked cheese grits – 22.50

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

CLASSIC MAINS

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

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

GRILLED NY STRIP w/ 2 butters: Herb & Wine Merchant’s, served w/ French fries – 26.50 ****

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

SIDE DISHES

BLACK PEPPER CORNBREAD, DEVILLED EGGS, 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

 

 

 

 

 

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

German Gilabert – Cava Brut Nature Reserva  Spain                                    10.00

Chandon – Brut – Napa – split                                                                                     9.50

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

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

Crios – 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.