Friday, May 21, 2010

Midtown Review: HobNob

Friday, May 21, 2010

So after weeks of hearing from many people how great HobNob was, I decided to go give it a try for lunch. On the corner of Piedmont and Monroe, HobNob has turned the former Starbucks into a cozy and upbeat restaurant with a great atmosphere. The menu consists of snacks which include bar nuts, oven roasted tomato and garlic hummus, and soft pretzels with warm cheese dip. They also feature "neighborhood noshes" such as chipotle cornmeal crusted fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, chicken wings, Belgian endive boats, fish and chips, and many more other options. I tried out HobNob for lunch and was torn between the HobNob's slow roasted pork sandwich or the lamb burger. The waitress told me both were very popular but persuaded me on the pork sandwich since she said it tasted like sweet North Carolina barbeque. Since my family is from North Carolina, I was sold while also giving it some high expectations. My friend ordered the special burger of the day - the 3 cheese burger featuring beer cheese. Beer cheese? I never heard of such a thing!
The food came out and wow was the presentation appealing. Big portions (probably enough to share if you have the will power to only eat half of some incredible food). The pork sandwich was exactly like I had expected, sweet North Carolina barbeque! It reminded me of my younger days when my family and I would roadtrip up to Hickory, North Carolina and stop at all those amazing barbeque places off the highway. Great flavor and the perfect amount of sauce. I hate when restaurants drench your sandwich with sauce and you don't get to really taste the pork. HobNob's pork sandwich was great and I would highly recommend it! My friend got the burger and I tried a bite. The actual flavor of the burger was amazing. This burger standed out to me from some other places I have tried because it was rich with flavor. It didnt need any toppings or accessories, it was rich and full of flavor itself.
We then learned that the special dessert for the day was Strawberry Cobbler. You should have seen my face light up when I learned this. I rarely find strawberry cobbler anywhere and I am obsessed! So of course, I told myself I would work out later to make myself feel better about it(Even though I probably won't) and we ordered it. OMG, thats seriously all I have to say. Sweet vanilla icecream on top of a crusty topping and fresh (and I mean really fresh) strawberries. Wow, I don't even know what to say.
I would definitely recommend HobNob for you to try. I don't eat at many fancy schmancy restaurants so I truly love when I find a place like this that is affordable and has great beer and great food. Seriously what else could you possibly want? HobNob also features dollar hotdogs as well as other special menu items at midnight!

(Side note: If you do try HobNob, apparently you have to try the Chocolate Stout milkshake with Left Hand Stout, Vanilla Extract, Vanilla Icecream, and Chocolate Sauce. It was highly recommened by many people but since I do have to go back to work, I'll have to save that one for another day!)

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