Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Cincinnati Eats: The Eagle

The travel takeover is continuing, but now we head to Cincinnati, Ohio. Work takes me there a handful of times a year, and early June is one of the annual trips. Luckily, Mr. H was also with me for this trip, so we squeezed in some wonderful meals between work obligations. So hang on, we're in Cincinnati for the next four posts!

With locations now in Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis and Louisville, The Eagle is getting a reputation for their fried chicken. This "food and beer hall" is popular and there can be a wait if you don't have a reservation, even at 1:00 p.m. on a Friday like when we went in for lunch.

The Sides are generous, and can easily be shared. So we dove into the Homemade Biscuits with blackberry jam and honey butter. No complaints here!
We also couldn't resist the Mac & Cheese with five cheeses and garlic breadcrumbs.
It was uber creamy, rich, and the best part of the meal.

For us, it went a little downhill with the 1/2 Chicken we split (4 pieces).
While very moist, the breading wasn't crispy and it was too mildly flavored for my personal taste. I had initially been very pumped for the Hot Honey that is served with all of the chicken. But it had a funk to it that just didn't compare to our beloved Mike's Hot Honey. I stopped using it by the second piece.

Maybe it's because we recently had good fried chicken at V's Gourmet in Cleveland, but it just didn't live up to the hype and I wouldn't go out of my way to dine there again.

1342 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 802-5007