In addition to being part of the tiny percentage of the population that 1) does not like seafood, especially sushi and 2) does not appreciate runny eggs, I also do not drink alcohol. It’s not because of any moral reasons of course; I just cannot stand the taste. I think it’s disgusting and I just cannot for the life of me understand why people enjoy the taste. It is a good thing though, I suppose: I already have a very expensive food habit, and the LAST thing that I need is to have an expensive drug/alcohol habit to go along with it.
So what is a non-drinker doing at a place called Score on Davie, which is known for serving absolutely CRAZY cocktails garnished with burgers and onion rings? Two words: French Toast. Banana bread French toast to be exact. They apparently have that dish on their brunch menu, which is served everyday till 2:00 pm. Of course I just HAD to check them out. Unfortunately, as my luck would have it, they apparently have taken the item off of their menu. To say that I’m crushed would be an understatement.
Fortunately though, they do have a pretty good menu of comfort food, and, when I had finally managed to gather myself after my initial devastation, I ordered their Fried Chicken Dinner.
Fried Chicken Dinner ($17):
This consisted of two substantial pieces of fried chicken, mac & cheese, coleslaw, jalepeno cheddar corn bread, and cabin sauce. I found the chicken to be a bit of a letdown. While it was tender, juicy and well-seasoned, the coating as soggy and fell right off of the meat. The sides, however, were delicious. The noodles in the mac & cheese were perfectly cooked and while I do wish that there was more cheese, it was still quite creamy. The coleslaw was also creamy and flavourful. The cornbread was sweet with a slight bit of heat from the jalepeno; I did find the texture to be a bit gummy however. I really didn’t care much for the cabin sauce; it was vinegary with a bit of heat, and had a weird, pungent smell that was off-putting. Fortunately, they served it on the side, so I didn’t have to touch it.
Even though I did not get to have my French toast *sob*, I still did enjoy the food, especially the mac & cheese. Indeed, now that I’ve tried the mac & cheese, I actually wish that I had ordered their Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese instead of the fried chicken. I’d recommend checking the restaurant out if you happen to be near the area, either for their comfort food or their crazy cocktails. Just be sure to bring ID though; you need to be of legal age to enter, regardless of whether you order drinks or not.