|Strawberry Bourbon Shrub, made with Maker’s Mark, strawberries, peach nectar and soda.|
Lazy Dog Restaurant has a new look, and I got a sneak peek at their Spring menu tasting.
The feel of the restaurant got an upgrade: they have a brand new logo, new cleanly designed menu, and the staff all are now clad in plaid shirts, adding to that mountain lodge atmosphere they're known for.
It truly feels like an escape from the hustle and bustle when dining at Lazy Dog, especially so when dining al fresco on their pooch-friendly patio.
The scratch kitchen at LD always takes newcomers by surprise, and this menu rollout will be no different, with 36 new or updated menu items in addition to their updated branding.
First things first: I'm a self-coined Queen of Queso (t-shirts to come y'all). I'm constantly on a quest to find the best of queso wherever I go. this new "queso dip" caught me by surprise. This one kind of lends itself to a warm pimento cheese dip, while still quenching the queso craving: warm jack,cheddar, and queso blanco, swirled with pickled jalapenos, pimentos, cilantro black beans, hand-cut tortilla chips. So much yes, you guys,
I'm a sucker for Street 🌽 Corn, and they've introduced their own seasonal version, dressed as little street corn "wheels",complete with lime, garlic, tajín, cilantro, and queso blanco.
|Street Corn Wheels|
The new "Grizzly Fries" are house cut potato wedges, dressed up with a house-made secret sauce, crispy bacon, fried sweety drop peppers, and smoked paprika. If you're anything like me, you won't be able to keep your paws off of them.
All of these apps are great for sharing among friends. Pick a few that tickle your fancy, then dive in!
Their flatbreads are cracker thin and perfect for snacking on. The new Blistered Heirloom Tomato Crisp feels like a bite right out of Grandma's garden, topped with perfectly blistered Heirlooms, a Pomodoro tomato sauce, feta, mozzarella, romano, and basil.
|Blistered Heirloom Tomato Crisp|
|Grilled Steak Salad|
Another beautiful and healthy choice is the Charred Lemon Chicken:
baby kale, ancient grains, roasted vegetables, cucumber mint sauce, feta cheese, drizzled with a lemon vinaigrette. Fresh, clean, and filling!
|Charred Lemon Chicken|
Those who are serious about their Fried Chicken will be pleased with this next new dish: Lazy Dog's new Fried Chicken Dinner featured hand-dipped buttermilk chicken, red skin potato mash, white gravy, spiced maple syrup, sautéed bacon and spinach, and roasted corn wheels. Another dish that takes me back to my Grandma's kitchen table.
Fried Chicken Dinner
Y'all should know by now I'm not going to go to Lazy Dog and leave without dessert. The desserts have been show-stealers from my first time at LD, and these two new menu items are no different:
First up: the White Chocolate Pretzel Cheesecake. We're talking a gorgeous fluffy cheesecake resting in a nest of gooey caramel, topped with house made white chocolate and sea salt bark and whipped cream. A dream.
|White Chocolate Pretzel Cheesecake|
Lastly, I present the Lazy Dog's Warm Peach Crumble. This, too is made from scratch with brown sugar and oats, baked until golden brown and served with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Muah!
|Warm Peach Crumble|
|Simms' cup, made with Aviation Gin, Aperol, ginger beer, lemon-ginger syrup, cucumber, and soda|