10/12/2012

Nose Dive: Downtown Greenville

Every time we walk past Nose Dive in downtown Greenville, I always elbow the Hubby and say, "we need to go there!" There are a few tables outside and every thing I have ever seen on any of them has looked incredible. An opportunity came up for us to ditch the kids with Grandma and Grandpa and meet up with another couple for dinner, so I suggested we all meet at Nose Dive. Apparently this is the favorite go-to spot for the couple we were with, and now I can completely understand why. 

We started off with some appetizers including the pate & pickles (above) and the Scotch Egg. The pate was good...what I tried of it anyway. I, personally, am not a huge fan of grinding meat and squishing it into solid forms only to swipe it back up with a knife and spread it on some toast or a cracker. Just give me a steak. Or a chicken breast. Or a pork chop. BUT...I did at least try it and it wasn't all that bad. The pickles were killer and everyone else at the table seemed to love the pate. In fact, we ended up ordering two more sides of bread for pate-spreading pleasure. As for the Scotch Egg, it was really quite delicious. The sausage had a nice crispy crust and the egg was cooked perfectly. We completely spaced on taking a picture of it (sorry) because we were with such great company and we were more concerned with carrying on a conversation than with taking pictures of our food.

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As for entrees, The Hubby ordered the Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwich (French Roll, Char Siu Pork, Spicy Pickled Vegetables, Cilantro, Jalapeno, Mayonnaise). He thought the sandwich was phenomenal and was completely pleased with his choice. He decided to go with a side of fries (which are fried in duck fat and are amazing!!!) but they give you some generous options including a baby green salad, sweet potato fries, fresh fruit or cole slaw.
I chose a sandwich as well but went with the Chicken Sandwich. The name is basic, but the sandwich is not. Pulled roasted chicken, basil puree, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and baby arugula on French Bread, this was not your usual restaurants' chicken sandwich. I didn't want to finish the whole thing. I should not have finished the whole thing. But I did. I couldn't stop. To my credit, I ordered a side salad so that makes it OK. Speaking of salads...please, please, please try the Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Dressing. Words cannot describe it. What I can tell you is that I would be totally OK with them putting a large glass-full in front of me with a straw. Yep. I'd drink it out of a straw. It was that good.

I had the impression that because the food looked so incredible that the place was a bit more on the expensive side. NOT SO! It is really reasonable and would absolutely be a place we could take our 3 kids. If you want fresh, creative food at decent prices, please check out Nose Dive. I know we'll be back again soon.
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