BFF and I have an inside joke that The Beast is highly recommended for those who are going through a breakup and just want to eat/drink like there’s no tomorrow. Because not only do they offer comfort soul food, the portions are incredibly hearty and generous too. Plus the bar boasts one of the largest variety bourbons in the country, and has an extensive selection of American craft beers and bourbon+rye specialty cocktails. Jokes aside, I think this place is perfect for any occasion, happy or sad!
I unabashedly professed my love for the freshly-baked cornbread on Instagram yesterday – “This is the best one I’ve ever tried! So soft yet dense, like a castella cake! Of cuz, I can easily count the number of times I had cornbread in my life using one hand so I’m not the best judge. Can only say I REALLY LIKE THIS” – and yes, I’m still standing by my words!
maple syrup, butter
We were really pleased with the crab cakes – 0% fillers, 100% crab meat! Well seasoned and deliciously paired with the refreshing sweet corn salsa on the side.
Maryland Crab Cake ($16++)
sweet corn salsa, honey mustard
The tomato soup was packed with intense flavour, a result of roasting the tomatoes I suppose. Anyway, K was totally blown away by the simple and unassuming grilled cheese sandwich! Lightly browned bread, gooey melty cheese, this is the amazing grilled cheese sandwich in the movie Chef!
Roasted Tomato Soup ($10++)
grilled pimento cheese made in-house
Fries are great pub grub but that’s too boring. Why not deep fried some green beans for a crunchy (and healthy?) snack? Very addictive and the seasoning reminded us of sweet potato fries!
Jack & the Beast Stalk ($12++)
deep fried green beans, secret seasoning
Okie, enough raving for now. Both soft shell crab and pulled pork sliders were admittedly average and rather forgettable to us.
Soft Shell Crab Sliders ($16++)
lemon, honey mustard, dill mayo, mixed salad, toasted buns
Pulled Pork Sliders ($16++)
slaw, bbq sauce, toasted buns
Most value for money dish for the night had to be the DIY catfish tacos! On the wooden platter was a heaping amount of fried catfish with hard corn taco shells and various condiments. An icon of Southern cooking, the white fish had a firm and moist texture. I’m definitely ordering this again!
Catfish Tacos ($24++)
cabbage, sweet corn salsa, cajun remoulade, sour cream, lime wedges
The gravy was too heavy and creamy, otherwise this was a competent dish (I think K wished that it was a full-sized portion of the grilled cheese sandwich instead haha).
Char-grilled Rib-eye Steak ($36++)
8oz rib-eye, bourbon mushroom gravy, fries
Grits are small coarse broken grains of corn and commonly eaten in Southern United States. Cooked grits are sort of like polenta – creamy, smooth and lacks crunch. It did get pretty monotonous after awhile, especially after all the shrimps were gone.
Shrimp & Grits ($24++)
garlicky shrimp sauce
Two of my food blogger friends told me that the mudpie here is not good but I beg to differ actually! True, it was unbreakable as a rock initially when served but after letting it thaw (while we attacked the other dessert haha), we polished off the whole solid block of ice cream! Love the combination of crumbly cookie crust layered with rich chocolatey ice cream~
Mississippi Mudpie ($14++)
oreo crust, vanilla bean & triple chocolate ice cream, chocolate fudge
My favourite pecan pie is from PS Cafe but the homemade version here is not bad too! Huge slice with lots of sweet crunchy pecans and topped with a lovely scoop of fig ice cream – the perfect finishing touch!
Bourbon Pecan Pie ($12++)
fig & honey ice cream
Special thanks to Jamie, see you again soon!
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