The Eagle

The EagleI’ve never had a bad experience at a restaurant on Mass Ave, and The Eagle is no exception. Walking up to the restaurant, I immediately noticed the large and beautiful outdoor seating. After seeing several Instagram posts,  I had to try the Brown Sugar Bacon appetizer, and the mixture of cayenne and maple sugar glazed on the crispy bacon did not disappoint. The Southern greens and artichoke dip, served with tortilla chips, was also a delicious choice. The restaurant prides itself on its fried chicken, which was so tender and flavorful. All the side dishes are made to be shared, so my friend and I chose the mac and cheese and spoonbread. The mac and cheese, made with five cheeses and topped with garlic breadcrumbs, was great, but the spoonbread, an iron skillet corn bread with maple butter, is honestly one of the best things I have ever eaten. Splitting all the dishes keeps the price low and reasonable. It’s no healthy feast, but it’s definitely worth using your cheat day on this delicious Southern cooking.