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Eli's on the Hill, Branford, CT


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Eli's on the Hill, Branford, CT

stormshadow | Mar 2, 2009 07:24 PM

Took my wife out to dinner the other night at Eli's--finally--it's hard to find a time where they're not packed. It was hard to go into this building without fond memories (albeit for a very short time) of the Cookhouse, the previous establishment. I miss my BBQ.

Apparently my wife did too, because she ordered the pulled pork sandwich, slaw, and sweet potato fries. I was a bit more conservative with a bacon cheeseburger and sweet potato fries.
My wife's pulled pork was reportedly very good. I did notice that it was not the kind I'm used to, where it would have been smoking for at least 8 hours--still, she said it was excellent. Slaw needed work; SP fries were awesome!

My burger was quite good--very large, which justified the ten dollar price tag. I could be wrong, but I do believe that it was grass-fed beef, which results in a much stronger taste than corn-fed beef. Quite frankly, it's better for you too--until you order it with the bacon and cheese anyhow. Again, very good.

Oh, almost forgot--we did order some apps. just to try them. My wife got the spinach artichoke dip--it came with what looked like fried wraps (as in the wrap for a sandwich). They were somewhat greasy, but the dip itself was good.

I of course, had the buffalo wings. My wife's mouth was on fire, but I thought they were just the right temp--no celery necessary. Finger lickin' good.

All in all, a do again.

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