Midweek Must Mention — The Eagle OTR

I’d been wanting to go to The Eagle for WEEKS and this past weekend it finally happened. Since I started Weight Watchers at the beginning of January, I said I’d throw my diet to the wayside for one place, and this was it.

Date and I were out and about on Sunday afternoon and, after speaking with a friend of mine who was at the much-anticipated restaurant (and clued us in about a short wait), we decided we’d give eating there a try—I understand that the wait is probably the least on Sunday afternoons around 2:30–3:30. We got there around 4pm and had a 30–45 minute wait, so we each grabbed a beer and found ourselves seated at two bar seats not ten minutes later (shout out to the bartender, who was sure to give us the heads up when those two seats were about to become free).

Date and I got Brown Sugar Bacon to start, as it came highly recommended from a friend. It was a good, yet light snack to whet our appetites before delving into our much heavier main course. We opted to split a fried chicken sandwich (topped with coleslaw and pickles) and sides of spoonbread and macaroni and cheese. It all was SO GOOD, and I don’t typically love fried chicken (get the spicy honey to have with it). I’m not sure which part was my favorite between the mac and spoonbread, as the former accompanied and complemented the sandwich so well, while the latter encapsulated a sweeter, more dessert-like flavor (since Holtman’s was closed, this was a pretty decent alternative).

Stone Cali-Belgique IPA and Eagle menu
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA and Eagle menu

Food [clockwise from left]: Fried Chicken Sandwich (topped with coleslaw and pickles); spoonbread; and macaroni and cheese
Food [clockwise from left]: Fried Chicken Sandwich (topped with coleslaw and pickles); spoonbread; and macaroni and cheese
My only complaint is that I was uncomfortably full. The only thing that would have made this meal better is if it came with a pillow and blanket. And the fact that our food came in under $20 (not including the beer, which I will absolutely forego next time) was pretty unbelievable; especially compared to the pseudo-pricey OTR restaurant boomtown.

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