Today is the final day for Camp Commissary, the take-out option at Lazy Bear. I managed to follow up on TPK's lead https://www.chowhound.com/post/meals-... at long last on Wednesday. Arriving at 11:15am, there was no line to order and only a couple people ahead of me waiting for their orders.
The cold brew topped with brown sugar whipped cream, $5, was brought out to me immediately. Five perfectly squared off ice cubes kept it frosty. Wow, it was as creamy and luxurious as promised. I'd forgotten how good panna can be on strong coffee.
My chicken fried pork chop sandwich, $18, took much longer. After topping off my parking meter twice, I stepped up to the cashier to say, "Just checking on my order, it's been 24 minutes already." Profuse apology offered. Then 11 minutes later, a small bag was handed to me with my sandwich and some extras from the kitchen that more than made up for the extra time on the sidewalk.
The sandwich was enormous with TWO pork chops in a wonderfully crunchy and peppery batter. The fermented cabbage slaw was great and the bun was toasted till golden brown on the cut edge. This was a pretty goopy sandwich that disintegrated the soft bun in short order. It was delectable lemon-garlic aioli goop, just too much of it.
A 20% service charge is automatically added to the tab and no additional gratuity is expected. The two complimentary items were a 4 oz jar of Lazy Bear cultured butter, priced at $20 and the fermented hot sauce, $9. I've had the butter this weekend with a fresh baguette. It's extra high in butter fat, quite salty and not that wild in taste. The hot sauce has a softer tanginess than vinegary Tabasco and is more complex. With those plus what I suspect was an extra large sandwich, I guess the house lost money on this order.
Lazy Bear resumes in-door dining in the next week or two. It will also have an outdoor option though there were still open parking spaces in front of the restaurant and no sign of construction. No decision had been made yet on allocating reservations for dining-in. Management was leaning toward having a lottery.
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