i had the opportunity to go to charcoal for a work event recently, which was great because i got to try a lot more dishes than i normally would be able to when it's just the two of us.
first of all, the bread and butter is AMAZING. i only wish the roll were bigger - you'll really want (at least!) one per person, but that could become cost prohibitive at $6 an order.
in general, that which isn't raw is cooked over live fire. everything was delicious and smoky, and while all the meat dishes were amazing as expected, most of my favorite dishes were actually the vegetables. i could not stop eating the cabbage, cauliflower or the collard greens salad.
of the proteins, the dry-aged duck was ridiculously good and my favorite dish of the night; the strawberry and yuzu trifle was my favorite dessert. i definitely need to come back here with james, but it's hard to imagine only ordering a couple dishes when there are so many great dishes to try. going with a group of about ten, i still feel like we barely scratched the surface.
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