Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Late Night Bites at the new Driftwood Southern Kitchen @ Lafayette Village

After a busy Saturday full of events and catching up with friends, we found ourselves hungry and looking for a late night bite. We decided to stick around our side of town and  head to Lafayette Village's newest restaurant, Driftwood Southern Kitchen. If you haven't heard about it, definitely make some time to get out to this great new spot in North Raleigh. When you enter it has the feel of being downtown or in another city. We immediately were reminded of some of the cool places we have discovered in Nashville. The restaurant is spacious with small booth seating, bar and kitchen seating as well as a large community table that is great for big groups.

We decided to sit at the bar in front of the kitchen and try just a couple small plates. We had a local beer that was on tap from the bar.  If you are a cocktail fan they have a great selection of moonshine and handcrafted cocktails. The food is farm to table fresh ingredients served southern style. We decided on the Honey & Ancho Glazed Chicken wings, the Country Caprese - fried green tomatoes with goat cheese and basil and the Fried Gulf Oysters. The oysters came out a little cold but they were quick to fix that. They are still testing out their menu selections and were very receptive to feedback as they work to perfect the menu. They have not really launched an official grand opening yet although they are open and fully operational. The fried green tomatoes were delicious as well as the wings.

We topped it off with a little dessert, which was a fresh baked to order dark chocolate chip cookie with a scoop of ice cream on top. I have to say this is one of my favorite types of dessert, putting ice cream on top of a warm chocolate chip cookie. It was delicious.

We look forward to coming back with friends and family soon to try more of the meals and the brunch. We are excited to have this option close by and I highly recommend checking it out soon if you are looking for somewhere new to dine out in North Raleigh. I have a feeling it will soon become a favorite for us.

*attn Jubala fans: Special custom blended french pressed coffee served for two from Jubala Coffee in the Village!

A selection of locally crafted NC beers on tap at the bar

Country Caprese - Fried Green Tomatoes, Goat Cheese &  Basil

Honey & Ancho Glazed Chicken Wings with Apple Slaw

Cornmeal Fried Gulf Oysters with Remoulade Sauce

Baked to Order Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie with High Road Seasonal Ice Cream

Community Table or Booth and Bar seating

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