“Rail…kitchen & bar” (I love the name) will be opening tomorrow, March 25 at 5:00. And the new menu sounds right on track (sorry for the pun but I couldn’t help myself). Formerly named “Farmstead” and located in the old Decatur train depot, owner Teri Rogers decided to revamp the menu, change the name, lower the prices, and give it a fresh start. It’s a great location and a wonderful space – great outdoor seating, large interior dining room with high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows, plus a separate bar that comes with Derek the quintessential friendly bar keep.
The menu sounds so good you will want to eat there several times a week, and is price friendly enough so that you might be able to. You can just drop in for a snack or go for a nice dinner – the menu is casual yet complete. There are lots of apps (half price from 4-6 daily), a nice selection of small bites, soups, salads, burgers and sandwiches, small meal baskets, as well as large meal entrees. There is plenty to choose from for the vegetarians as well – veggie apps and salads, veggie tacos, veggie burgers, fried vegetable basket, and a big vegetable plate. Okay, here’s some great sounding dishes to whet your appetite: tater tot nachos with cheese, salsa, sour cream and olives ($7); goat cheese stuffed roasted red peppers ($7); grilled salmon club salad with bacon, feta, and avocado ($12); grilled calamari and chorizo sausage in a tomato broth ($10); rail burger with pimento cheese and bacon ($11); fried grouper sandwich with caramelized onions ($11); meatloaf sliders with chips ($8); fish tacos with black beans and rice (2 for $7); BBQ pork plate with slaw, collards, hushpuppies ($14); half a fried chicken with mac & cheese and collards ($15); an 8 oz. N.Y. strip steak with mashed potatoes and asparagus ($15). I can’t wait to try everything, in fact, I got word they are testing out the recipes today so I just might stick my head it and score some tastes. I’ll let you know what I think.