We stopped by when the redesigned and expanded menu debuted in early April. SoWe remains a good place to check out for a laid-back, above average bite to eat, especially if you live in the area like us. We were glad to see a longer and well-pieced together menu. Here's our take on the few items we've had so far.
|Loaded Bacon Tots|
The buffalo shrimp appetizer survived from the old SoWe menu and we can vouch from earlier visits that it is a good starter and/or small main dish if you aren't famished.
Kristy's SoWe burger was solid, no complaints there. Has anyone else noticed how difficult the burger craze had made it to stand out against comparable restaurants? That's a good thing overall, we guess, but makes us tough critics. The SoWe version comes with a half-pound angus burger, fried peppers and onions, sharp cheddar, naturally smoked applewood bacon and horseradish mayo on brioche. It's a safe option but we'd more enthusiastically recommend...
My fried chicken came as a healthy portion of a breast and leg. A side of bourbon-based tangy barbecue sauce was an excellent addition and Choplin's mashed potatoes were licked clean off the plate. The fried chicken won't win any awards and is a expensive at $17, but it's good enough to cure a craving.
|SoWe Fried Chicken|
Resurrection (where SoWe's Chef Choplin learned much of her trade) comes close, although I'm still stinging over them giving me a leg and thigh last time, no breast. Come on! If you offer $15 fried chicken shouldn't a breast be required? I think so. Thank you SoWe for agreeing.
Also, don't get the fried chicken at Devil's Alley. Not good at all.
You can also order a stack of 3, 6 or 9 sliders at SoWe, which is a cool way to try a variety of available sandwiches (burger, pork belly, meatball, veggie reuben, etc.). The rotating draft beer and bottle selection is is rich enough to sample some great new brews.
|delightful Pot de Creme|
We love to see all these new places popping up in our neighborhood and SoWe was a great addition. Follow Jennifer on Twitter or Instagram to find out what's cooking and especially to see her awesome photos straight from the kitchen! Warning: they are guaranteed to make you hungry.