Friday night JDogg and I tried Local Three Kitchen and Bar.
I love Local Three’s straightforward philosophy on food and business:
People Matter Most, Local Is Priority, Seasonal Makes Sense, Authenticity Rules, Quality Governs, Delicious Trumps, Pretense Stinks, Comfort Feels Good, Appreciation Tastes Better, Prudence Sustains It All. They nailed it.
I knew I would like this restaurant from the minute I walked in. I collect pigs (yeah strange I know but it’s sort of my thing) and they have a pig greet you right when you walk in.
We had a short wait for our table and had some yummy drinks at the bar.
Once seated I had a tiny panic attack because all of the appetizer choices looked so good, I wasn’t sure how to narrow it down. So I didn’t! While JDogg went for the Salt and Vinegar Chicken Wings for an app and the hamburger for a main, I ordered 3 apps and no main. I couldn’t choose just one!
This is southern on a wood plate y’all! Deviled eggs, field pea hummus, pimento cheese, homemade pickles, country cured ham, and saltines. The only thing missing was a buttermilk biscuit (note to Local Three, please add a buttermilk biscuit to your Redneck Meze plate, thanks!).
So so good and so so southern!
This is a great place! We were pleased with the service, decor, and food. Everything was very fresh and made from local ingredients. They have a cute outdoor patio that I think would be fun to visit in the summer with friends.
On another note, one of the chefs, Ryan Hidinger (of Local Three and Muss and Turner’s) is currently battling gallbladder cancer. At the end of your meal, on the check, you have the option to round up to donate to the Hidinger family which JDogg and I gladly did. They also have a Team Hidi Benefit that you can attend or click on the link to donate and find out how you can help.
Any new favorite restaurants?
Do you have the same love of biscuits that I do?
Please tell me you do. Biscuits are the best!