This week, it’s The Post and Courier critic Hanna Raskin versus the updated address of The Granary, and there are plenty of knockout lines in her review. She offers suggestions to stick with the “reliable” charcuterie and “cleverly spread” flatbread, but after those compliments, here’s the sentences that stung.
- “The restaurant is more like a mod-South redo of O-Ku, offering loud crowds and boorish dishes to diners who a few years back aged out of that sushi-based party zone.”
- “Grated horseradish was the only hint that the billow of pinkish cream wasn’t an unset Jell-O salad.”
- “Dish after dish confirmed that heavy and unapologetically fatty are prized attributes at The Granary.”
- “Maybe the kitchen doesn’t want to spoil customers’ appetites for unevenly cooked pork chops or confit-stuffed gnocchi afloat in an absurdly rich broth, but a bibb salad was weirdly small too.”
And even her praise comes with a jab:
- “For sweetness, I’d rather stick with dessert: A toasted slice of banana bread erased my disappointment over the near-raw turnips and potatoes paired with a dry short rib.”