Hi Twin Citians-
After expressing some skepticism about Town Talk in
a previous thread, I must post that I had some excellent food there last night, my first time there.
I went with two friends, and after noting the very loud sound level inside, we asked to be seated outside, which was much better in spite of Lake Street traffic going by. Loud dining rooms are one of
my pet peeves- our very nice server told us they are
planning to remedy the problem soon, that they had no
idea of the problem until they started having large
crowds of diners.
Our server was very enthusiastic about the chicken entree, said it covered all the bases of a great meal,
so I had that, and she was right. It was a pan-roasted
1/2 of an excellent free range chicken, with that depth of flavor totally lacking in factory chicken, and an amazing juiciness, with nicely crispy skin and
perfect chewy texture. It comes with a lovely sweet potato pudding and some braised chard and a side of diced apples and pecans. Nummy! I also got to try my
housemate's pancakes, which have been getting positive
reviews. Excellent, plain, huge pancakes, with a really nice custardy interior. We enjoyed the frickles
as well, homemade sliced bread and butter pickles battered lightly and deep fried, served with a mustardy mayo dip. Our friend's french fries were only average however.
No room for dessert, but I plan to go back to try
the chocolate hazelnut waffle with cherry vanilla Sebastian Joe's on top. Hope they get that soundproofing in soon. I must say for the non-smokers
on this board, that we sat outside with a bunch of other diners and no one smoked out there for at least an hour and a half...which pleased me because normally I would avoid the patio for fear of cigarette smoke. (Smoking is allowed out there however.) So , this would be a thumb's up from me!