As promised, here is a brief review of Animal. I would like to thank all the hounds for their input and help yesterday. I pretty much went with your suggestions.
To begin, hubs and I had a glass of the Jolly Pumpkin Farmhouse Ale. NIce, full body with a slight after taste. But, enjoyable. Everything we ordered, we shared. First food item, Crispy hominy w/ lime. Tasty enough, however I found it awkward to eat. Using fingers or a fork did not seem to work very well. Next up, Foie gras, biscuit, maple sausage gravy. Oh boy, this was wonderful. Rich and tasty! Next, Sweetbreads, creamed spinach, capers, hen of the woods. Delish! Done perfectly with a nice crisp on the outside. Probably the second Sweetbreads I have ever ordered and would do it again and again, here. Next, Pork Belly, kimchi, peanuts, chili soy, scallion. Loved the kimchi part of the dish, however we both found the pork itself, very fatty---least favorite dish of the night, for that reason. Oh, at this point I had ordered and really enjoyed a bottle of Avery Salvation beer. Hubs had a glass of cab. Really nice beer, but probably not worth $24 for a bottle. (large bottle). Last dish of the night, Quail fry, grits, chard, slab bacon, maple jus. Oh so good! Tied for first with most of the other dishes. Again, I have ordered quail maybe once or twice, but here, again in a heart beat. Speaking of heart beat.....if you have high cholesterol, careful here. Food is rich! No dessert ordered, too full. Tax and tip $158.00.