We’re officially moved in at the Braniff Centre so it’s time to talk about our menu, where “gluten-friendly” fried chicken takes center stage.
We consulted with several of Dallas’ finest chefs and restaurateurs to develop a food program that could stand alongside our beer program as an equal partner. We took our time knowing we not only needed something that would stand up on its own but also determining how it could pair well with our ever-changing beer list.
We never wanted our food to come second, which is why we didn’t open a kitchen in our first location in Lakewood. This menu is proof we were serious about that.
Leading our new kitchen is Devin McFarland who comes from The Sheraton Dallas after stints at Dallas’ Lucia and Top Knot. Devin brings an understanding of flavors and curation that we instantly gravitated towards.
Out of all the concepts we explored and discussed, fried chicken was the standout. After consulting with a fried chicken sensei or two, we latched onto a unique gluten-free batter that used no flour while still providing a great crunch and flavor.
In addition to bone-in fried chicken, we also offer a slate of sandwiches that can also be transformed into salads. Standouts so far are the King Ranch Chicken Sandwich, a hearty sandwich reminiscent of the comfort food casserole, and the Thai Peanut, a pad thai influenced chicken sandwich with a peanut sauce sweetness.
While the fried chicken is gluten-free by recipe, our kitchen will not be an entirely gluten-free operation, hence the “gluten-friendly” tag.
We also have traditional brewpub staples like pretzels and stone-ground mustard amongst the appetizers. There’s even a beer cheese queso made with our own brews, and, being a fried chicken joint, we had to have biscuits, served with a peach jam and honey.
A slate of scratch kitchen sides like fried okra, mac and cheese, and a brussels sprouts and almond slaw all work to complement the fried chicken and pair well with the various styles of craft beer we have on tap.
While we’re known for frequently “rotating” and curating our beer list, we wanted the food to keep things easy and be tantalizing while changing less frequently.
We’ll definitely have seasonal specials and limited run dishes, but, if you have a favorite item on our menu, we don’t want to get in the way of that. We will, however, show you a thing or two each time you visit about how you can pair that dish with a great, fresh brew.
Stop in soon and experience our fried chicken for yourself!