By R. H. Lannen
Feed Co. Eatery and Bourbon Lounge may be tucked away down Alta Avenue, off of the main drag of lower Greenville, but it is worth seeking out. With more than 200 types of whiskeys on-site and a hearty menu, Feed Co. is so much more than just another bar and has gained a popular local following.
Each visit to the restaurant, it was packed — from the dining room to the heated outdoor patio — so it seems they are offering something Dallasites are seeking.
The options of whiskeys are so plentiful, choosing something from the tome that is the drink menu can feel rather daunting, especially if you are unfamiliar with the whiskey or bourbon options. Luckily, the wait staff is friendly and well versed in their selection and willing to walk you through it until you can find something up your alley or decide on one of their many curated whiskey flights. If whiskey is not your thing, Feed Co also offers a small selection of creative and house-infused cocktails to satisfy your needs. The Strawberry Fields quickly became a favorite with bright lemon flavor and sweet fresh strawberries and just enough Jack Daniels that it wasn’t overpowering.
The menu at Feed Co. is not overly ambitious but has enough highlights to make it worth stopping in for dinner. Beyond the usual selection of salads and burgers, the appetizers and entrees on the lunch and dinner menu are worth diving into. The first order that comes out of your mouth should be for the tantalizing enigma that is the Sticky Chicken.
A twist on the flavor of chicken and waffles, bite-sized crispy pieces of dark meat are heartily coated in a maple bourbon glaze and served with a dill ranch on the side. The combination of maple and ranch dressing may sound strange but can only be understood by trying it. The Sticky Chicken has weathered many menu changes and updates, making it a delicious restaurant staple.
The Poppers, however, were less successful, leaving me more confused than satisfied. A piece of chicken is rolled into a tube, wrapped in bacon, then filled with cheese and the smallest remnant of a jalapeno before finally being smothered in hot sauce and dill ranch. The intention is very creative, but the execution left me confused and begging for more jalapeno flavor. From chicken wings to artichoke dip, the other available appetizer options are rather standard fare, albeit delicious.
The entree selection is small but filled with plenty of hearty options resembling something between southern cooking and steakhouse fare. The thick-cut pork chop on the Pork and Sprouts was delicious and well prepared, but was outshone entirely by the flavor of the roasted Brussel sprouts and earthy celery root puree.
After one bite, the latter quickly became a personal favorite. In addition to the other choices of loaded baked potatoes and shrimp and grits, Feed Co. offers options of a rotating “Butchers Cut,” which keeps the menu fresh. One of the evenings I visited, I was able to enjoy a delicious Kansas City Strip (a New York Strip with bone and fat still attached), which was cooked perfectly and came with a robust vegetable medley.
With an incredibly attentive and friendly staff and a substantial selection of quality food, Feed Co. is a great option to enjoy a glass of whiskey with friends or to bring a loved one for a quality and delicious dinner.
Feed Co. Eatery and
5631 Alta Ave.
11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m.-midnight
Saturday 10 a.m.- midnight