Monday, July 13, 2015

Review: Relish Cafe Hits The Bullseye

 If I were to tell you that one of the BEST meat & three restaurants is located right in the middle of a gun store would you believe me? Unbelievable, right? Well, that's what I said. After reading an article on-line about this new spot, I decided to grab a fellow food (and gun) enthusiast and travel to the Hoover Tactical Firearms & gun-range. The entire facility is located off of Lorna Road in Hoover in the old Bruno's grocery store location. Relish Cafe has taken over the cafe located inside of the gun store. It's an interesting place for a restaurant, but if you are in search of a meat & three with great options, this may just be your place.

Atmosphere: Quite nice for the location. The cafe set up very nice. There are several tables available for a moderate sized crowd. If parking is ever an issue during your lunch break, don't worry. They have a huge parking lot with lots of space. The cafe is next to the gun range, but the secure, enclosed gun range is relatively sound proof and will not disturb your lunch time chat.

The Meal: Relish had a great selection on their meat & three steam table upon our arrival. I had the chicken n' biscuits: a savory mixture of white meat & veggies with golden, buttermilk flavored biscuits baked on top, a side of fresh collard greens and (real) whipped sweet potatoes. My lunch mate had the hamburger steak with a side of fresh collards and some of the best mac & cheese in Birmingham. Our moist cornbread rolls were complimented with a serving of melted peach butter made with Chilton County peaches.According to the Relish website, they use local, fresh ingredients.

The Prices: Our meat & two veggies came to $8.00 per person. They also offer other variations of meat & veggies. For instance a meat and one veggie is only $6.00. They also offer a snack bar menu consisting of such dishes as hamburgers, grilled cheese, chicken fingers and cooked to order pork rinds. There are also salads available for the lighter appetite. The kids meals are only $5 bucks.

Overall Experience: I absolutely cannot wait to go back. Meat and three restaurants are far & few between.
Relish also offers food catering cervices, corporate catering & private chef services.
*Note* Meats & veggies are available from 11-2 Monday-Friday. The snack bar menu is available from 2-7 Monday-Friday, Saturdays from 11-7 and Sundays from 1-5. I have a feeling that whenever you go, you will enjoy it.  

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Hamburger steak, Mac & cheese w/ collards

Chicken n' biscuits w, sweet potatoes & collards


Nadine said...

Oh my this place sounds amazing!! And who knew, right??? I love meat and threes. I am going to have to see if I can talk Chris in to driving down to Hoover soon!!! Bargain Hunt and 2nd and Charles are always on our radar to stop by so surely I can twist his arm ;)

Durak said...

I cannot wait to try it out!