Here’s an inside peek at Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse.
A charming neighborhood restaurant located just north of Charlotte.
Chef’s Tasting Special
Since the moment they opened in 2010, Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse has established themselves as a go-to restaurant in Davidson, North Carolina. The atmosphere is sophisticated yet cozy, attracting a variety of consumers ranging from families with small children to celebrities.
(True Story: My husband and I sat next to Rodney Harrison at the bar this past summer.)
Plum Prosecco Smash + Manhattan
The offerings are thoughtful and creative, carefully balancing a mashup between a big-city culinary experience and small hometown cooking. Their menu features swankier items like Wagyu Beef and Grilled Portuguese Octopus alongside Taphouse Pretzels and Deviled Eggs… so there’s really something for everyone.
Deviled Farm Eggs, daily inspiration
Our evening began with a whirlwind of appetizers and grown-up beverages. One cocktail that stood out to me immediately was their Bitter Flowers. This drink shakes things up by mixing Bombay Sapphire East Gin with St. Germain, Sour Mix and Juicy Jay IPA. Now I know what you’re thinking… Gin and Beer? It was so phenomenal that I ordered a second glass.
Left to Right: Red Cabernet, Bitter Flowers Cocktail & Margarita
During our cocktail hour, we nibbled on their Skillet Crabcake, Deviled Farm Eggs and Chicken Liver Mousse. (Who am I kidding? We didn’t nibble, we devoured.) Flatiron has a great variety when it comes to their starters and bar bites. We almost ordered the Edamame Hummus but decided to save that for next time.
Skillet Crabcake: This dish was perfectly browned, until lacy and crisp. The inside was seasoned just right and had large chunks of crabmeat. It’s served with the perfect portion of Asian Greens, Endive and Ginger Yogurt; I’d definitely order this again.
Deviled Farm Eggs: I’ve always been a big fan of deviled eggs, even before I moved to “the south”. The variety that’s served here changes on a daily basis, depending on the chef’s whim. The version we tried tasted incredible, flavored with a bit of horseradish and ground mustard.
Chicken Liver Mousse: I have to be honest here, I’ve never had Chicken Liver so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. The presentation is very pretty, as it’s slathered on Grilled Baguettes and served with North Carolina Honey and Pickled Red Onions. I’m finicky when I try something for the first time, so I only had one piece. However, both of my friends LOVED IT so much they finished off the rest of the dish.
Springer Mountain Farm’s Chicken Liver Mousse
For the soup and salad course, Flatiron’s Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad was calling my name. It’s plated with Cranberries, Shallots, Bacon, Pine Nuts and Champagne Vinaigrette. It seriously was love at first bite… did they use warm bacon fat (aka: the best stuff in the world) in the Vinaigrette? The taste and texture here was insanely awesome. I’m a big believer of bacon beyond breakfast so this dish was right up my alley.
Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad
When it came to ordering our main course, we decided to split the Carolina Shrimp & Grits and Flatiron Burger. Both entrees were delicious, but I think I swooned a little bit towards the Burger over the Shrimp and Grits. (Have you seen my Instagram feed? I’m obsessed with burgers.) My friends were completely opposite and gravitated towards the southern staple… so I guess it depends on the mood you’re in.
Flatiron Burger: A Wagyu-Blend Beef Patty served with Bacon-Onion Jam, Pickles, Lettuce, Tomato and Melted American Cheese on a Brioche Bun. You can add a Farm Egg for $1, which I highly recommend.
Carolina Shrimp and Grits: This dish is served as a Toasted Grit Cake that’s topped with Spinach and Chorizo Gravy. Mmmm… Chorizo Gravy. I want to dip everything in that mouth-watering sauce.
Carolina Shrimp + Grits
Despite the fact that we were completely stuffed, we forged ahead and ordered the house-made Bread Pudding with Vanilla Gelato. Wow… was I glad we didn’t skip dessert! The Bread Pudding was moist and had the perfect hint of cinnamon. It was topped with Vanilla Gelato, then drizzled with luscious caramel and finished with a sprinkle of sea salt.
Bread Pudding with Vanilla Gelato
With so many delicious things happening at Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse, it really serves as the perfect spot for date night, girl’s night out or a family get together. If (gasp!) you’ve never been before or haven’t visited in a while, I suggest you stop by on your next lunch or dinner quest! Please remember that their menu changes seasonally, so their list of options may slightly differ from those mentioned above. But don’t fret, offering a seasonal menu allows this eatery to ensure you’re getting the highest-quality ingredients and freshest produce available. Oh, and did I mention the service? OUTSTANDING!!
Note: From time to time, I am invited to try a restaurant’s menu on my own or through a media preview. I’m under no obligation to write a positive review and would never promote a restaurant that I don’t enjoy myself. This meal was comped by Flatiron Kitchen and Taphouse, but all opinions are mine alone.
Flatiron Kitchen + Tahouse
215 S. Main Street
Davidson, NC 28036
(704) 237 – 3246
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