Yesterday for lunch two of my co-workers and I header to try out a new restaurant, Two Boroughs Larder. The restaurant had just opened to the public and is only a few blocks from our office. Easy decision.
Two Boroughs describes themselves as "seasonal american food ... our own prepared specialty foods and all the essentials to stock your pantry."
The restaurant is located in an old convenience store that gives a Southern, distressed vibe. Architecturally I loved the way the restaurant was set up: the exposed brick, and the gorgeous wood tables, and the whitewash vibe.
The lunch menu offered a few appetizer, salad, and sandwich selections. There were lots of options for old-timey drinks and coffee. Amber and I both went for a bottle of Blenheim's Ginger-ale.
We started our lunch sharing the Country Fried Rabbit and Pickled Carrots appetizer.
This was the first time any of us had tried rabbit and we all became big fans. Sarah compared the taste to "corn beef". Whatever it tasted like, it was good. (Also could have been the fact it was fried...)
For our entrees we all went with the sandwich board. I had the PBLT (pork belly, lettuce, tomato sandwich) and was thoroughly impressed. The best part may have been the pumpernickel bread the sandwich was served on. All of the sandwiches also came with a side of delicious zucchini pickles.
Amber opted for the Crispy Fried Chicken sandwich that had a fried egg tossed on top! The sandwich also had a spicy fingerling potato salad. Amber enjoyed her sandwich but felt it was a little too salty.
Sarah had the Roast Lamb with Farro. After having the sandwich, Sarah has become a farro convert, but agreed with Amber - her meal was too salty.
One of my favorite things about Two Boroughs Larder was the wall of goodies. A collection of items the store uses (glassware, coffee mugs, cleaning supplies, food supplies) are arranged beautifully on one of the walls for customers to shop. I, personally, am a big fan of the mason jars!
My only critic of Two Boroughs is service was a little slower than I'd like for a work lunch. However, for being the first day open, Two Boroughs Larder was great. The place has a fun vibe and we predict many more work lunches taking place there. I do recommend if you're looking for a quick lunch wait a couple weeks for when the place gets its wheels rolling.