We have been wanting to try this place forever, and thankfully for our babysitter, we actually got to go. I had been meaning to make the reservation for the place the entire week leading up to Saturday, but well, I didn’t. Luckily, they had an 830 pm reservation left over for the evening, so we snagged that up!
First things first — OvenBird is Chris and Idie Hastings live fire restaurant. They take inspiration from Spain, Portual, Uruguay and Argentina. They work on a small plate menu, where you can share between 2-3 plates per person. So, with that being said, here’s what B and I ordered:
spanish charcuterie: This was so good. The bread had just a little bit of honey on it, and that mixed with the cheeses and meats was delicious. There was one of the cheese on the plate that wasn’t my favorite, but I have never been a giant fan of stinky cheese.
roasted bone marrow: I have never had bone marrow before, and it did take a little coaxing from B to try it. But he got the stuff out, put it on some bread, and it was delicious. From the menu: oxtailmarmalade, pickled onion and herb salad, grilled bread. Just good, y’all. So good.
beef fat candle: I have to say this was the main reason why I wanted to go to Ovenbird. I had heard such good things about this beef candle thing, and I wanted to try it so bad. So yes, this candle thing is made of beef fat, and as it melts, it melts to make this delicious, for lack of better word, dip. And they give you all this bread to dip it in. This was definitely my most favorite thing from here.
They do a Market Brunch as well during the Pepper Place Farmer’s Market, and I’ve heard nothing but great things about that as well. Definitely do yourself a favor and check them out!