By Pamela Brownstein
From pancakes to panini sandwiches to pear salads and perfect desserts, I’ve tried a lot of the food at Red Rooster Cafe and I’ve never been disappointed. In fact, I always leave the charming little eatery feeling delightfully full.
This week at Lunch Bunch was no different. I ordered the Fried Green Tomato BLT made with honey cured bacon, crunchy fried green tomatoes, chopped crisp romaine lettuce, ranch sauce and smoked provolone on a toasted hoagie. This sandwich is absolutely incredible, the combination of crispy bacon and lettuce with savory ranch sauce is my favorite. Pair that with a mason jar of mixed berry lemonade, as well as a giant side of homemade curly chips (and more ranch sauce!) and it makes for a great Southern summer meal.
Kim also ordered a delicious sandwich, the Gobbler. This sourdough panini is piled high with roasted turkey breast, soft Brie cheese, honey-smoked bacon, mayo and homemade strawberry sauce. Kim “gobbled” hers all up.
Always a fan of chicken salad, Buck tried the Red Rooster version in the form of a Curried Rooster Waldorf sandwich made with curried chicken salad with walnuts, grapes and fresh lettuce wrapped in a warm tortilla.
Elizabeth’s Pear Necessities salad was healthy, yet amazing, filled with fresh spring mix, fresh pears, dried cranberries, grilled chicken, sweet and salty toasted pecans, bacon, Feta cheese
and drizzled with a sweet poppy seed dressing.
We were also treated to a variety of homemade desserts that vary daily. We all nearly melted over the warm caramel sticky braid bun, it was heavenly. The Oreo truffles were filled with a fantastic chocolate center, and one is the perfect bite-sized treat to satisfy a sweet tooth.
Red Rooster Cafe is located at 1210 Ribaut Road and is open Monday through Saturday. For hours and nightly dinner specials, call 843-379-2253.