This edition of Excited about Eating takes us to Block & Grinder in the South Park neighborhood of Charlotte.
This farm to kitchen restaurant's philosophy is "Back to Basics" with a menu "structured around appreciating every fresh ingredient."
One option was a Wild Game Burger. This day's choice? Kangaroo served with a tomato aioli. Now I have never tasted Kangaroo but I am always open to trying a new taste.
They import their Kangaroo from New Zealand and serve it along with other wild game including camel and elk. The Kangaroo burger was outstanding, cooked perfectly and serve on a toasted bun imprinted with a B & G.
Instantly, you know it is not a beef burger with the distinct “wild” flavor, much like a venison burger, but earthier. The homemade fries were crispy and just the way I like them.
Dora here. It was the day for trying new things all around. Topped with feta cheese and served with curry aioli, the Lamb burger could've passed for beef. I'm not sure if that's good or bad for Lamb lovers. :)
I just know that I enjoyed the lean, smoky flavor and I'm a huge fan of feta. I tried the aoili, but preferred it without. And I'm with Ernie. The fries were perfect.
Service was attentive and for the most part quick, and the wait staff helpful and knowledgeable.
Just a note. When you order unique options, they tend to be a bit pricier.
Dora here. Gulp. You're not kidding. Two burgers, one iced tea, and no appetizers = $47. Yowzee! Better save up your pennies.
As I was saying, don’t let that discourage you. Go for it!
We rate this restaurant 5 forks out of 5 for a family friendly restaurant serving outstanding food.
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