Monday, December 11, 2017

Bluff City Vegan Eats: The Liquor Store

Judging by the title of this post, most of y'all are probably like, "Girl, a liquor store is not restaurant!" But The Liquor Store isn't actually a spirits shop. It's a cute diner in the Broad Avenue Arts District that opened in a former liquor store space. They called it The Liquor Store in a homage to its past life, and they were able to preserve the awesome hot-pink, vintage neon "liquor" sign out front.

Of course, they do serve cocktails! But I recently dined there for lunch so I didn't get to try any of their fancy drinks. I love the idea of cocktails on a lunch break, but real talk, I'd get sleepy and probably be way less productive at work for the rest of the day. So Susan and I stuck to food! The Liquor Store serves sandwiches, platters, soups, and salads.

The vegan entree option is the Cuban Platter with black beans and yellow rice, seasonal veggies, and plantain chips. When we were there, the veggies were butternut squash and brussels. Everything on this plate was fantastic, but the plantain chips were the star. They were very thinly sliced and crunchy. I dipped mine in ketchup because I'm a classy lady.

According to their online menu, they also have a plantain sandwich with pickled veggies, peppers, beans, and rice. But I didn't see it on the printed menu when we were there. They also have some vegan pastries according to this post from Choose 901, but we didn't even look at the dessert menu.

From The Liquor Store's Instagram

The space is super-cute! The style is 1960s diner with tropical tabletops and tall black bar stools lined along the counter. I'll definitely be back one evening to check out the libations! Check out their adorable Instagram to get an idea how freakin' cute this place is.

The Liquor Store is located at 2655 Broad Ave.


Unknown said...

Totally diggin' this place you speak of! Clever name and history all tied in! Great throw back decor and theme, too!

Unknown said...

There's a great hole in the restaurant i love that i get a huge thing of cuban/dominican yellow rice and saucy black beans for like $5, it easily is three meals worth and SO good...!! They don't speak much english so thankfully i speak spanish and asked exactly what was in each of them and they're both accidentally vegan! Ultimately just cheaper to make that way i think.
Nice use of ketchup there, gotta try that!