Merrill & Co: it’s worth a go!
South End Starter: I’ll take two.
The mandatory action shot.
The biscuits and sausage gravy look like something my cat yakked up, but i promise it tasted much better. They smothered those huge biscuits (4-5 inches in diameter) in some chunky gravy. Chunky enough to give me a few big bites of sausage.
Leave it to Momz to order the only less-than-lethal item on the menu.
Back to the heart-attack preparations. Shrimp & Grits for more artery-clogging southern comfort.
Chicken fried steak for those who need help raising their cholesterol. This wasn’t a miss, but it wasn’t a hit either. I don’t know which cut they use, but it was too way too juicy for fried steak. The key to good fried steak is cube steak. That crappy, tenderized stuff you’ve wondered about at Star Market… this is what it’s for. A dry, flavorless cut allows the salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, flour and lard (yes, lard, if you want to make it properly) to meld into a delicious, piece of fried goodness. This steak turned the coating into a soggy mess that eventually fell apart.
The adult Orange Julius was a decent starter and a great dessert. Like the shopping mall version, but with a little rum to help take the edge off. Just what we needed as kids. And our parents probably needed to take the edge off those mall trips , too.
Will we go back? I’m looking forward to it. I also look forward to having dinner at Merrill & CO, too.
Merrill & Co
1 Appleton Street
Boston, MA 021116