Instead of boring bread and butter, Jalapeno Cornbread and Pickles are delivered to every table. I'm extremely particular about the texture and taste of cornbread. (My grandfather's cornbread is the only one I can tolerate. Made in a cast-iron skillet the crisp, perfect edges always make me smile.) This cornbread from Sons of Essex is now a close second. Moist with just a hint of spice, I was still dreaming about this loaf the next morning.
The Apple Crumb Pork Chop (bottom right) was inventive and indescribable. Topped with sauteed apples and graham cracker butter crumbs, it was almost like eating a savory apple pie. The flavor combination was creative and unlike anything I've ever tried before. The pork chop was so tender and scrumptious, I'm honestly going to attempt this dish at home.
The rest of the menu at Sons of Essex looks just as delicious as this small sample. The perfect winter hideout, I'll gladly spend a future Sunday night snuggling into a booth with my honey any time.