Eat Chow


Last Saturday we went to Eat Chow in Costa Mesa.  It actually shares a space with The Closet not far from Triangle Square.


This is what I went for.  Fried Green Tomatoes.  I had never had them and have wanted them since seeing the movie in the early 90’s.

I’d read rave reviews about these and really, they did not disappoint.  I saw plate after plate leaving the kitchen.  I’ll be honest, I don’t have a basis of comparison but I will definitely be back for more.  Cornmeal crusted, warm and topped with a chili herb aioli.  I’m hungry all over again.

See what my favortie was after the break….


We also had the Housemade Turkey Chili Cheese Fries.  Actually, now that I type that out I don’t recall having any cheese on our fries.  Do you see any? 

Hmmm, either way they were delicious (although cheese only makes things better).  I love those thin crispy fries.


French Dip with prime rib, a toasted brioche bun, horseradish cream and some verrrry tasty au jus. 

I have to say I really loved their Caesar salad.  Very garlicky and I love garlic.


Next up the Macaroni and Cheese.  I have to admit I am on the fence about this one.  It was a five cheese mac and cheese and the flavor was all there.  For me though, it just wasn’t thick enough.  It was more like pasta in a sauce.  Tasty but not exactly super creamy.  This and the need of spell check on the menu (and website) are the only negatives and really… that won’t stop me from going back.


Oh the BLTA with honey mustard and blue cheese mayo.  Rave reviews from my sister!


Oh but I’ve saved the best for last.  The Reuben with the house made corn beed (just kidding, I know its supposed to be beef!), swiss cheese, thousand island and the reD cabbage kraut was amazing.  Seriously.  I want it now.

Have you been?

5 Comments so far

  1. pittrollie (unregistered) on November 18th, 2009 @ 10:31 am

    I too have always wanted to try fried green tomatoes. However, I somehow doubt a true Southerner would top them with chili herb aioli. Regardless, I’ll have to make a point to go to Chow and try them.

  2. jen (unregistered) on November 18th, 2009 @ 10:02 pm

    Johnny Rebs’ in Orange has fried green tomatoes, and they are excellent. They are more traditional, with just the cornmeal coating and topped with bacon bits.

  3. golonghorns (unregistered) on November 19th, 2009 @ 4:26 am

    It all looks wonderful!

  4. dawn on November 19th, 2009 @ 9:21 am

    I will defintely try that out Jen, thanks for the recommendaion!

  5. Elle Bee (unregistered) on November 21st, 2009 @ 9:36 am

    Oh, all that food looks sooooo good! I’d gain 10 lbs just walking in the door. Yum.

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