Sunday, March 23, 2014

Local Restaurant Review: Cornerstone Kitchen

We're big fans of Dragonfly Food Bar here in Fairhope so when we heard that owner Douglas Kerr opened another restaurant in Foley, we were itching to try it. That opportunity finally came, and we were not disappointed.

The new place is called Cornerstone Kitchen and is literally situated on the corner of Laurel (Hwy 98) and Pine. The actual address is 246 W. Laurel, Foley, AL 36535.

The place has some indoor seating, but the majority of their tables are in the large outdoor area.

The decor was tasteful, airy, and comfortable. Inside, I was smitten with these light fixtures made from mesh wastebaskets.

Outside features a stage where local musicians perform.

There's also a fun, tin-roofed bar and a fireplace outside.

Cornerstone Kitchen's menu is reminiscent of Dragonfly's with an eclectic mix of ingredients in each item. It's a small menu that consists of Small Plates (appetizers), Salads, Tacos, Sliders, Burgers, and a few sides. There were also some specials and a great selection of beer. (I'm sure the wine selection was great too, I'm just no expert in that area.)

Pat ordered a couple of the day's special Pork Tacos and one of the Kung Pao Chicken Sliders. He raved over them both, but especially enjoyed the slider.

I opted for the Pork Nachos (from the small plates) and a Veal Slider. The nachos were fabulous. The chips seemed to be made from puff pastry or something similarly yummy and the crispy jalapenos were delish! I also enjoyed the slider, but it was all about the nachos for me. Even with Pat's help, I didn't finish them.

We definitely recommend Cornerstone Kitchen if you live in or are traveling through the area.
We'll be making the short drive to Foley to eat there again for sure.

10 comments:

  1. I passed this on my way to Fairhope last week and was wondering about it! Thanks for the review, the nachos sound amazing!
    Jenna

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    1. Jenna - It was great! The nachos were indeed good, but I'm jonesing to try the kung pao slider now after the hubs went on and on about it. I'm not sure if you can go wrong with anything on the menu though.

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  2. I cannot wait to try it. We've wanted to get my parents to Dragonfly, but this will be easier. Thanks for the great review.

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    1. Het - yeah, it's definitely much closer to your parents. There are far fewer taco options and no bowls like Dragonfly, but the sliders and the burgers are all interesting options and I'm sure they're all good!

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  3. Oh Yummy Hope, this place sounds wonderful it might be worth the trip from Montgomery.
    Therese

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  4. My son's friend is a waiter there and we've been meaning to go. So glad you had a good experience. It's a good reminder for us to go to Foley!

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    1. Leslie Anne- I don't know who your son's friend is, but all the servers were very welcoming and nice. I definitely recommend going while it's warm so you can sit outside. I hope you like it as much as we did.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this new spot...I will be sure to check it out.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  6. Ah! A friend of mine live in the neighborhood back behind there. I'll be checking this out next trip to Foley. Sounds good.

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  7. Tyler- It was tasty! You definitely check it out. Enjoy! (and thanks for stopping by.)

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