Good morning friends,
Another WWC (Work Week Cocktail) done and done! Only 9 left! Still catching up? Click here to see where we’ve been this summer!
Last night’s WWC was at an old favorite of mine that I hadn’t been to in quite a while; The Franklin Cafe.
The Franklin is a neighborhood joint that’s popular with the locals and industry folks alike. They have a wonderful menu; and they serve food until 1am; which is a rarity in this town!
My friend Beany and I decided to grab drinks and a light dinner after work/gym. We got settled in one of their cozy booths; and reviewed the drink menu.
I was thisclose to ordering a Texas Mule; but in the end, I went for a delicious glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Beany was more adventurous and went for the Cucumber Collins.
(I had a picture of our table set-up, and the rustic white bread and hummus they brought us; but alas my hungry camera ate it! The hummus was tasty and the bread was thick and chewy; both great!)
One of the nice things about the Franklin is in addition to their standard dinner menu, they also offer separate vegetarian and gluten-free menus. A very considerate option with people’s varying dietary needs!
It was both savory from the cheese and asparagus and sweet from the figs; Beany loved the contrast in flavors!
I got the Bibb salad as well and it was yummy; we both would have liked tons more of the crispy fried shallots; yum! I found the dressing lacking a little bit of tang from the buttermilk; but it was still a nice complement to the salad overall.
With my salad, I got the Creole Shrimp and Corn Soup. This had some heat on it! I had a piece of the rustic white bread for dipping; since this was too hot for this little Salad’s taste buds!
Beany and I were cracking up because although there was about a cup and a half of soup in the bowl; the bowl itself was HUGE! It could have easily held a quart of soup. In the above picture, that’s my thumb for scale…
Finally, we shared a few of their house-made lime pickles. (again, sorry for the blurries!)
Although the crinkle cut was awesome – and they had great crunch, these were a little more sweet than limey in my opinion. I was expecting a real citrus almost sour tang, and these were really mild with a sweetness to them.
Overall, The Franklin is comfortable, the food’s solid and it’s priced just right. Everything a neighborhood joint should be.