Tucked away in an unimpressive strip mall, Chicken and the Egg wasn't at all what I expected. Instead of the cozy countrified environs I envisioned, it was an airy and, dare I say, hip looking dining room. And considering we went on a Sunday afternoon, it had a surprisingly bustling bar scene, too.
Farm to table is de rigueur ITP, but in strip mall country, it's still a fairly new concept. So I found it almost cute that the waitress explained to us their farm to table ethos. It may be old news as a trend, but I'm glad to know that the entire metro area can benefit from the wonders of seasonal, locally farming.
|Fried Green Tomatoes with Cheese Fondue and Country Ham|
|Fried Chicken, Collard Greens and Mac & Cheese|
|Crab Cake Benedict|
Great googly moogly, crispy and juicy tomatoes, salty ham, sweet tomato jam and pimento cheese are a match made in Southern-fried heaven! Diet food, no, but man, was it good. In fact, we enjoyed everything we ate, including a sampling of their fantastic desserts. Add to that a long list of compelling cocktails and gracious service, and you've got a restaurant that might just be worth driving OTP for!
Chicken and the Egg
800 Whitlock Ave., Suite 124