Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Coop....Cliffside and Indianola....Clintonville

                Simple elegant food, prepared with high quality locally sourced as possible ingredients, prepared with technique and out this hidden gem in Clintonville. 2701 Indianola is the address and an old fair trailer is the venue, but what this truck lacks in glam and glitter is more than compensated by skill and solid technique. The food is inventive yet very familiar and comfortable. The Menu board is straight forward as to the offerings. If you need suggestions, just ask Angie and co. are very helpful. On this day I started with a pickled egg, southern style pickled in dill, tarragon and vinegar. My wife had the Winter Caesar salad...a beautiful little salad with baby kale, fennel, shaved Parmesan, croutons, anchovies and a surprise...a fried egg, soft yolk of course. I had the bison burger fried in duck fat, topped with bacon, fried egg and arugula...friends had told me about this burger and how great it was. I was a skeptic...I would find out for myself, I came, I saw, I conquered. This sandwich is a commitment. When the sandwich came to the window it was love at first sight, I took my photos and then dove in...I can't imagine the noises I must have been making, but my wife asked if I needed some privacy....yeah it is that good...absolute magic. The Coop is on facebook( The Coop's facebook site) with hours, telephone etc, cash, credit cards accepted...they have a website, but not very functional..I will be back...there is a confit duck leg with sweet potato hash with my name on it ...and oh yeah they have Vacuum drip coffee and Mexican Coke...the real deal...real cane sugar in glass bottles, not the high fructose corn syrup US version. Angie and co. you have done a nice job here keep it up...
Winter Caesar Salad

Bison Burger at first bite
The Coop

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