Dallas: Fried Chicken Cobb Salad at The Porch
We were on our way to Sissy’s for fried chicken when we discovered it was closed during the recent Independence Day weekend. Our uber driver was concerned and wanted to keep driving us around to some other place but we decided to hop out and try our luck. We randomly chose The Porch which was a few doors down from Sissy’s. After looking over the menu, I would have described the food as New American but I learned a new term, this is New Texan or even New Southern food.
I wasn’t that hungry as we were still a bit full from our lunch at Pecan Lodge earlier in the day so we opted to get a bunch of appetizers and share a salad. We had the burrata, fritto misto and we shared the fried chicken cobb. I also got pozole since I can’t resist a soup.
The burrata and toast was described to us as “more like a cheese plate.” I assume because it was served on a board. However, we were puzzled by the two big things of roasted garlic and “seasoned garnish.” I didn’t mind the garnish so much but I didn’t want garlicky burrata toast. Now if we had pizza, I probably would have popped out that garlic to add to a slice or two (The Porch doesn’t have pizza, it’s just a stray thought) since I actually do like garlic.
The fritto misto was corn-battered squid, shrimp and oysters. I loved it all but particulary the oysters as they were plump and the shrimp because they were tender. I hardly needed the sauce as the fried seafood was well-seasoned.
I really liked the chicken pozole though I’m glad I only got a small cup as we did end up with a lot of food.
And that fried chicken? It was buttermilk fried chicken, of course. The Porch was nice enough to split the salad for us. And how did they get such nice avocados in Texas? The avocado was perfectly ripe and creamy. The cobb had good bacon and I liked the honey mustard dressing. This turned out to be a very delicious but probably not the healthiest salad I’ve ever had.
I’m glad we came into the Porch and got our fried chicken fix!(214) 828-2916 © The Minty 2016
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