The best PB&J in town

Charlotte celebrates “Queen’s Feast” twice a year, once in January and once in July. We always try to visit at least one new restaurant and usually visit a favorite, too. This year, we tried 5Church‘s sister restaurant, Nan & Byron’s. Having eaten at 5Church several times, and enjoyed it, we expected good things from Nan & Byron’s restaurant week menu.

Caprese
Caprese

This menu was surprising because it included a drink, in addition to the 3 courses, and it could be wine, beer (even craft beer) and liquor. I ordered the Caprese to start with, while my husband ordered the Peppadew Poppers. We devoured the poppers before a photo could be taken. It was definitely the better of the two appetizers. Having multiple basil plants in our garden, I was wishing I had a few leaves to mix in with my salad.

Salmon - grilled salmon, braised kale, garlic oil roasted potatoes, beet-coriander vinaigrette
Salmon – grilled salmon, braised kale, garlic oil roasted potatoes, beet-coriander vinaigrette

My husband is a fish lover and selected the Salmon. It helped that he also loves kale and beets. The presentation was amazing and he said the meal was, too! I was torn between the chicken and steak and our waitress recommended the filet. It was a good pick!

Filet Mignon - Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, sautéed green beans, sweet & sour onions, red wine reduction
Filet Mignon – Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, sautéed green beans, sweet & sour onions, red wine reduction

I think I would have preferred something other than mashed potatoes but the flavors all worked well together. I devoured a brownie with ice cream for my dessert, and yes, it was just as standard and delicious as it sounds. My husband, also known as the world’s biggest lover of peanut butter, ordered the PB&J cookies. Two peanut butter cookies sandwiching a berry cream filling.

PB & J - peanut butter cookies, mixed berry cream filling, vanilla Anglaise
PB & J – peanut butter cookies, mixed berry cream filling, vanilla Anglaise

Okay, stop drooling. They were delicious. His only change would have been that the cookies were warm. Everyone loves warm cookies. Overall, we gave Nan & Byron’s a solid 4 (can you tell we’re Yelpers?). Our waitress was wonderful but the food itself was a little slow (although the manager did come out and tell us). It’s a great place to try some interesting items and enjoy Southend.

Next up for restaurant week is our long-time favorite, Passion8 Bistro.

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