Heights General Store

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Heights General Store

This place is awesome, and very Heights-y. It has recently opened where the old Harold’s Department Store was on 19th St and right next to the new Torchy’s Tacos. The ground floor is a little market with organic and natural foods (like a mini Whole Foods) and a deli counter/bakery. The 2nd floor is the restaurant which is open for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner and has a small bar. There is a parking lot shared by the market and Torchy’s so depending on the time, parking can be difficult although there is plenty of street parking in the area.

The place is fairly small but we didn’t have to wait long. It was already crowded being so new which means the word of mouth is strong. We started with an order of beignets. They were still warm and covered with powdered sugar with a side of locally sourced honey. Oh so good. I was thinking of ordering the French Toast but glad I did not because the beignets provided plenty of sweetness for the meal.

I ordered the egg-white fritatta. It was good but I probably wouldn’t order it again. I still don’t quite know the difference between a fritatta and an omelette 😉 Maybe because it didn’t have any yolk (or because it was a fritatta), but it wasn’t as fluffy as I would have liked. It was mixed with squash, zucchini, mushrooms, and cheese. A healthy option but, again, I will order a different dish next time.

Andrew ordered the fried chicken biscuit smothered with gravy. It came with one in an order – I will try that next time because of the portion size and it looked delicious. He ended up ordering the last biscuit in stock, so that was lucky! Overall, the store and restaurant is a cool concept and great area – I hope they do well.

WOULD YOU GO BACK? Yes, and to try different meals of the day.

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Liberty Kitchen

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Liberty Kitchen

We have attempted to eat at Liberty Kitchen on numerous occasions, all of these were probably Sunday brunch (one of which, Mother’s Day). When walking in, they usually say the wait is around 45 minutes or up to an hour. They claimed the same wait time this go around but we decided to try it. In actuality, we only waited 15-20 minutes so I’m not sure if they overstate the wait times or we got lucky.

The place was packed. It’s not very large to begin with but it has a cool vibe. We sat for a while and waited to order drinks. We waited for a while to receive our drinks. I ordered a lemonade which was not too sweet but not too tart. Andrew an iced tea. When bringing refills, we also waited a while for those.

We then waited a while to order and receive our food. I ordered the Tuna Salad melt. It comes on an english muffin so I thought it would be the circumference of an english muffin. It was about double that. And there were 2. And yummy fries. It was very tasty, but way too much food. Tuna salad isn’t really a take-home-and-reheat kind of food either, so my meal was a bit wasted. Andrew ordered fried chicken sliders with gravy which he said were absolutely delicious. If we go back, I’m sure we would go back just for him to order those sliders again.

When we asked for our check, we waited a while for that too.

Overall, the food was good but it was slow service. If you are going to try, Sunday brunch is probably the worst time. Or maybe that’s why they push the mimosas (so you don’t notice you are waiting).

WOULD YOU GO BACK? Most likely not.