Trouble With Toast

Eats on Ponce | June 24, 2008

This restaurant is a prime example of why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Eats resides in a busted old building on Ponce de Leon, but don’t let that scare you away. There’s a reason the place has been open for 15 years and is a pride point for many long-time locals.

Eats is famous for their “meat and three” plates. It was lunchtime, so I opted for a “meat and two” plate with jerk chicken, mac ‘n cheese, and black beans (it also came with cornbread, but I’m not a huge fan). It cost under $7, and this is what I got:

Yeah, I wasn’t hungry again for a while. The HALF chicken was literally falling off the bone, and it had an awesome kick–it definitely didn’t taste like any commercial, mass-produced, powdered jerk seasoning. The mac ‘n cheese wasn’t a revelation or anything, but it was a solid rendition and had plenty of cheese. The beans were really tasty, with a chili-infused flavor and a creamy texture (without being mushy or mealy).

There are tons of other meat and veggie choices, and there’s also a pasta bar where you can customize your noodles, sauces, and toppings. Beer is available, and they’re open from 11-10 every day. It’s nice to know that I can get belly-filling, soul-satisfying grub without breaking the bank–right down the street from my place!


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