Thanks to @seal for taking one for the team and placing this back on my radar. The wife and I had no plans and since this is very local we went over. 7pm table for 2 we’re told 30-45 min wait, I looked at the hostess and said: “I’m notjrvedivici, I’m personal friends with seal of Hungry Onion” hostess replies: “Oh I’m so sorry Notjrvedivici, we have a table ready for you right now”! It’s good to know the king!
(just kidding there was no wait we were immediately aware) The only tables available were on the patio which is enclosed and have portable heaters. They even provide small blankets on your chair if it gets too cold! Although the patio was comfortable it wasn’t an enjoyable experience with heavy Rt 35 traffic a passing bus will vibrate the entire enclosure and road noise is a constant. Also cars turning into the parking lot from 35 blinds you about every minute or two.
Beet salad, charcuterie, empanadas, garlic shrimp, pork belly and stuffed peppers.
Beet salad was excellent (per my wife) charcuterie meat was very good and generous but the cheeses were skimpy especially for $37. also some more accompaniment would have been nice.
Pork belly was served with brussel sprouts and a sunny side up egg. The flavors were very delicious and velvety, but the pork belly itself was almost pure fat. A piece literally had no meat to it just a cube of fat, delicious fat, but all fat.
Garlic shrimp was very good but only 6(?) small shrimp to the order. Empanadas were meh…the stuffed peppers were very good.
Service was fairly lacking, I don’t think it was typical I just think our server was / is not meant for serving. Very nice, very “forgetful”, the pork belly was only ordered when I looked up seals review and he mentioned ordering a special. We had already placed our order when I realized we were never given specials, when I asked our server if they had specials she responded: “yes, but didn’t I already take your order”? Not in a snotty way, just truly clueless. Lol
Place had a decent wait by the time we left at 8:15/30 and I would certainly go back but I’m not in a rush to return. It was overall good but not really my kind of place. Obviously tastes vary and I have no reason to discourage anyone from trying it for themselves.
(got too distracted by eating to take pics of everything)