|photo from the Down House website|
The restaurant itself was chill, low lighting inside, great porch outside with lovely green plants all around. Totally a hipster feel to the whole place...which usually means good food is sure to follow. : ) We were greeted promptly by a very friendly staff and opted for porch seating since the weather was perfect!
Andrew decided to be adventurous and tried a strange cocktail that was recommended by the waiter...can't remember the name, but it had gin, and mint in it. I took one sip and decided it tasted like Lysol. Yuck. Then again, I am the last person you want giving you drink recommendations since I don't really drink alcohol...pretty sure people who like Gin would like it though. I am recently on a Ginger Beer kick, and was so happy to see they made their own Ginger Beer! It was so light and refreshing.
Their menu had some Asian, Mexican, and Mediterranean fusions, but the underlying theme was home cooked - old school - deliciousness. We were tempted by the other menu options like these:
- Little Gem Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Chevre, Spicy Walnuts, Mustard Vinaigrette
- Fried Risotto, Butternut Squash, Crispy Okra, Grapes, Arugula, Baba Ghanoush
- Shrimp and Grits, Poached Gulf Shrimp, Pho Broth, Bacon, Cilantro, Green Onions, Anson Mills Grits
We decided to stick to the plan and ordered the Lonestar Burger with a side salad and the Kimchi Burger
and the bread was from
Slow Dough Bread Company.