Field House Chicken & Waffles

Well, it just goes to show how wrong I can be about a place. Even though it's still not as good as it was under the previous owners, it seems to be doing good business, and shows no sign of going belly up.

The hash browns aren't as good (the country fries are better), the biscuits and gravy aren't as good, the "Lumberstack" isn't what it used to be, and what used to be the best catfish in town is no more. The Arizona skillet is good but not great. The BYO omelet is done fluffy style and is pretty good as far as that goes; it still doesn't hold a candle to the Crown Railroad.

In any case, it's not any worse than the Country Host West was, and with that closed down, the Field House is about the only halfway decent, locally owned breakfast place in the neighborhood, along with Campus Coffee Bean and El Capitan. It's not great, but it's not terrible, it's convenient, and it's open for breakfast at 8 AM every morning. So, I'll probably start coming more often again.

So, for now, it doesn't seem to be going they way of Cilantro's. Ramona's Cantina, which used to be where Hiro's Sushi is, moved to a newly-built location on the corner of Woodlands and Beulah, and went out of business almost immediately. Then Cilantro's opened there, and they had absolutely the best chili rellenos in town. Awesome burros, too. After some time, they were taken over by Pizza by George, one of the worst pizza places in town, and the food took a dive. They closed not long after that. The place is a credit union now.

This location used to be Pizza Furiosa, which in turn was Pesto Brothers when it was downtown. Pesto Brothers was good, solid, and popular, and I never understood why they completely gave up their old menu and turned into a wannabee trendy pizza place. I guess thatís just another example of how a good restaurant can make a wrong turn and subsequently fly off the face of the planet. Their web site still exists however: search for it!


Location
Web site
Business Category:Local establishment (1-2 locations)
Breakfast (1-10):6
Lunch (1-10):
Dinner (1-10):
Cleanliness (1-10):7
Service (1-10):7
Noise (1-10):5
How often visited:Routinely
How likely to return:Probably yes
Last known visit:2017-08-27
Last updated:2017-09-10

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