Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Restaurant Review: The Edom Bakery & Grill
All in all, The Edom Bakery & Grill was a wonderful experience and well worth the drive from anywhere in East Texas.
This month my adventures took me to Edom, TX where I discovered a quaint eatery known as The Edom Bakery & Grill. As we pulled off the highway and into the parking lot I noticed a large covered porch scattered with rocking chairs and potted flowers. As we walked in the door we were greeted with smiling faces and a few second glances due to my ever changing colored Mohawk and tattoos. We were quickly seated after a quick walk around to take in the décor. The restaurant has a large circular floor plan with a central open kitchen allowing for maximum seating and flow. Decorated in classic country artwork, this eatery was very cozy and home-like.
We took our seats at a small table in the back of the front room, which had a great view of the kitchen, so I could watch the preparation and techniques of the staff. Our waitress was very prompt and friendly as she brought us menus and drinks. I decided to go with the fresh brewed iced tea, and my girlfriend and eating partner Brooke had ice water with lemon. Chef Jackson, the Bakery’s Executive Chef, joined us and described the specials of the evening and told us of upcoming events. I thoroughly enjoyed conversing with someone who shares my passion and knowledge of the culinary world. After our brief conversation, we decided to start with an order of the crab cakes, which were off-the-charts good. They were served with a southwest coulis sauce, which was robust and a wonderful addition to the dish.
After fully enjoying our appetizers, we moved on to the main course. I had the rib-eye steak medium-rare served with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans. The steak was cooked to perfection and had a brilliant flavor of the house seasoning and the char grill. The potatoes and green beans added a wonderful medley of flavors to compliment the steak in every aspect. Though we were almost too full to move, the waitress talked us into dessert. We decided to go with the local favorite, which is a hand rolled peanut butter ball. This delectable treat was a chocolate covered masterpiece well worth the extra inch added to my waistline.
All in all, The Edom Bakery & Grill was a wonderful experience and well worth the drive from anywhere in East Texas. A+ Great Job!
The Edom Bakery & Grill
Downtown Edom, Texas
FM 314 and Highway 279
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