OSS Madison

OSS Madison
910 Regent Street, Madison WI
Date of Curd Tasting: 07FEB2014

To set the scene: We needed a new pre-game destination before watching the Badger hockey team sweep the rodents, and had been informed by a reliable source that there was a new place downtown that we should to check out. Chz + beer + sausage? We were in. When we arrived, we were immediately greeted by owner Josh, who proceeded to give a low down on all things sahhhhsage: “You got yer traditional sahsage on the left, in the middle you got yer specialty sahsages based on the food we love to eat, and on the right is the open menu with guest sahsage.” We decided to start with an order of curds and a couple of brewskis while we took in the sahsage ambiance.

Menu description:
Fresh battered chz curds
We asked the waitress if she knew what dairy the curds came from. She made a guess, and Cheezaholic could tell she was making it up, and immediately called her out on it, stating “Really? I heard the owner was from Monroe, so I figured the curds would be from Monroe.” She immediately looked chagrined, and admitted that she too, was Monrovian, then scurried off to find the real answer. She quickly came back with this proud report: “They are Maple Leaf curds!” Ooooooooh, the same curds that our favorite Curd Girl uses. Excelllllleeeennnnntt.

OSS Madison Curds

OSS Madison Curds

Taste…5
Monrovians know chz. No doubt about it. A perfectly salty sensation. Fresh curdz fer sure, and the fastest fry in town. Chewy. Amazing. We wolfed that shit down in ~3 minutes, and arm wrestled over the last curd. As soon as our friends arrived, we made them place another order. Their opinion? “Pleasantly light and fluffy. It’s like my mouth is walking on air.” What? Order #3 placed to confirm.

MINE

MINE

Inside an OSS MSN Curd

Inside an OSS MSN Curd

Color…white
Pure and delicious.

Round 2

Round 2

Greaziness….4.5
Yes there was grz. But this is some tasty GD grz. Round 1 had a bit more glisten on the fingertips than typically accepted for highest scoring, but in this case we were both of the opinion that GRZ IS GOOD. Rounds 2 and 3 were perfectly greazed.

Minor Chz Bleed

Minor Chz Bleed

Breading…4.5
It pained us to dock 0.5 for minor chz bleed and one instance of conjoined curd in round 1. No such deficits noted in Rounds 2 and 3. Perfectly battered, not too thick and not too thin, with browned and crispy yumminess prevelant.

Ranchy

Ranchy

Condiment…Ranch
We were offered the option of ranch, honey mustard or siracha mayo. We opted for the classic. Thick and very tasty. We would be quite content to eat it with a spoon.

Value…5
Smallish order, but only $4.00, and so damn good! We would have paid more. Clearly, since we ended up getting three orders!

Total…19
These are some curds to contend with. Tied for the highest score to date. This place is going to kill it during football season. Once the word gets out, this place is going to kill it all year round. Our friendly waitress was already hitting the street (<10 degrees outside!!) with free curd samples, and drawing people in. And we haven’t even mentioned the awesome sausages yet (We both had Bahn Mi sausages – his was pork, hers was vegan)! What does OSS stand for? Old School Sausages? Overly Sausaged Stomach? Ohio State Sucks? Everything about this place is just plain cool. Oh Shit Superb.

Melt in your mouth Bahn Mi Sausages + YUMMY Fries

Melt in your mouth Bahn Mi Sausages + YUMMY Fries

One Succulent String

One Succulent String

Cool Table

Cool Table

Cool Chairs

Cool Chairs

Cool Coat Rack

Cool Coat Rack

Old Sorcerer Salami

Ossome Sorcerer Salami

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Next Door Brewing Company

Next Door Brewing Company
2439 Atwood Avenue, Middleton WI
Date of Curd Tasting: 03JAN2014

To set the scene: Cheezaholic’s cousin, Little Jimmy was in town with his good friend Nickel to celebrate his birthday. Since Jimmy is a home brewing aficionado, a Birthday Beer Extravaganza was in order. Cheezaholic busted out her PhotoShop skilz, and mapped out a Brew Pub quest. A perfect opportunity to embark on the first curd review of the year!

Jimmy's Birthday Beer Extravaganza

Jimmy’s Birthday Beer Extravaganza

Menu description:
Chz Curdz: Sassy Cow cheddar curds, WPA beer battered and served with chive dressing
Uh oh. Sassy Cow. One of our absolutely favorite local dairies – we do not buy milk from anyone else, but their curds…while delicious, are simply too large in our humble opinion. Bigger is not necessarily better [when it comes to a curd]. WPA Beer? We assumed that P = Pale, and A = Ale. But what to make of the W? Next Door Brewing Co isn’t telling. Wisconsin? Wild? Wahooooo?

Big Curd

Big Curd

Taste…3
As predicted, a plate o giant curds were placed in front of us. Cheezaholic noted a salt deficit, though this opinion was not shared by HappySchnapps. The large breading to chz ratio skewed our perception, and we were missing the chz flavor. Jimmy suddenly had an philosophical epiphany that made us all stop and go hmmmmmm: “When you overcook curds, you lose chz.” So wise, he is.

Stretch

Stretch

Color…orange
The classic. Boom.

Greaziness….4
Just a tad over the requisite grzy line.

Curd Graveyard

Curd Graveyard

Chzy

Chzy

Breading…2.5
The breading was wayyyy too thick. However it was inconsistent, and we found two perfectly breaded curds. Multiple instances of chz bleed. Was the oil too hot? There was massive oozing. Hollow curd phenomenon was rampant, resulting in a curd graveyard remaining on our plates. The crunchy panko breading on the fish fritters and sausage balls that we also ordered would be a better option for the curds, though as a general rule Beer Batter is our curd preference. Clearly an execution issue – they need to thin out the batter prior to coating the curd. Duh.

Jimmy's Finger in the Ranch

Jimmy’s Finger in the Ranch

Condiment…Ranch
Homemade with chives was a nice touch. Would be great on a schmalad.

Value…2.5
$8.50 for a not that large of an order. Upon seeing the price in the menu, Cheezaholic, being the delicate flower that she is, declared: “$8.50 is ridiculous. They’d better be f*^&ing good.” Sadly, when you do the math, pricey + not that great + smallish order = poor value. Were they worth a dollar per curd? NOPE.

Total…12
Once again, the giant size of the Sassy Cow curd overpowered the whole curd experience. They should be small enough to dip it and pop the whole thing in your mouth, in one chzy bite. Luckily, our spirits could not be dampened by the mediocre curds, thanks to the Birthday Boy continually entertaining us with his comments referencing the subzero weather, and Next Door Brewing’s smooth brown ale, not to mention his stellar Connect Four skilz. “I’ll lick a pole for a beer…You can’t go wrong with a brown nut…If I have a brown nut, I’m calling my mom.” Next Door Brewing is a cool neighborhood joint – it will definitely be on the next Birthday Beer Extravaganza agenda. The curds? Not so much.

Birthday Boy

Birthday Boy

 

 

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Middleton Sport Bowl

Middleton Sport Bowl
6815 University Avenue, Middleton WI
Date of Curd Tasting: 20DEC2013

To set the scene: We were craving fish fry, and had The Dorf Haus on our minds, but friend XTC was skeered of the icy roads, and Schnapps was skeered of Cheezaholic’s vow to wear her German dirndl dress. We had received a recommendation for curdz in a hometown joint, so decided to head to the local bowling alley.  We sat down, looked around, and immediately felt young and hip thanks to the clientele, plus the Loverboy cranking on the juke box. We were ready for some curdz.

Menu description:
Hand Battered Chz Curdz. $5.50
Schnapps ordered the curdz, but waffled on the questioning, so Chz jumped in and asked the waiter if he knew which dairy the curdz came from. “No, I don’t.” was his short answer. Chz proceeded to stare him down until he added: “I could try to find out”. XTC chimed in: “Yes, you should REALLY try to find out.” We all giggled nervously. He returned with this perplexing report: “We get a big block and cut them here. We don’t have a big block at the moment, so I can’t tell where they are from.” They cut the chz? What? Every homegrown Wisconsinite knows that this is not how a true curd is born!

Square "Curdz"

Square “Curdz”

Taste…4
Upon first sight, they were just as the waiter described. Perfectly uniform, giant cubes of chz. They tasted good…clearly a quality chz, but they definitely didn’t taste like curdz. Very chewy…representative of a fully matured chz, vs a tender morsel of chz luv that is a curd. A heated debate ensued. Should we immediately terminate the review? Should we add an asterix to the score? Why did they have to be so damn yummy? We decided to persevere.

Color…orange
The classic.

Inside the Block

Inside the Block

Greaziness….3.5
A bit over the grzy line. Schnapps postulated that this was in part due to the natural grzy nature of a giant block of cheddah.

Twin "Curd" Phenomenon

Twin “Curd” Phenomenon

Breading…4
Crispy and nicely browned on the edges. A bit thicker than ideal. Minor chz bleed. Two instances of twin “curd” phenomenon.

Ranchy

Ranchy

Condiment…Ranch
Thin and tasty, with good “curd” coating consistency.

Value…3.5
$5.50 for a good size order. We are always willing to pay for fried chz in any form, but questioned the false advertising (ie. claim of a curd), and felt a bit swindled.

Total…15
These. Are. Not. Curdz. The irritation level increased when they cut a Billy Squier song right in the middle to play Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree. As curdz purists, we would not order these “curdz” again. However, we would eat them if you ordered them, scoffing and ridiculing loudly the entire time, as we shovel them in.

 

 

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Curd Girl Food Cart

Curd Girl Food Cart
Various Locations during warmer months, Madison WI
Date of Curd Tasting: 03SEP2013

To set the scene: Cheezaholic and HappySchnapps are food cart crazies. Chz even has a food cart app on her phone, just in case she might find herself in Portland, OR. When we learned about a Chz Curd Food Cart, it was as if our love child had just been born. We were overcome with joy and excitement. We first read about Curd Girl here, and then began tracking her movements via the Let’s Eat Out Madison food cart group. It took us all summer to catch up with her, but finally our chz curd food cart destiny was at hand.

Curd Girl Truck

Curd Girl Truck

Curd Girl Menu

Curd Girl Menu

Menu description:
Fried WI Chz Curdz. $6.
1 Sauce included, extras $1: Ranch, Siracha Honey, Strawberry Rhubarb.
We immediately began to interrogate the Curd Girl through the screen as we watched her work on our curdz. The curdz came from Maple Leaf Cheese, in Monroe, WI (The Swiss Cheese Capital of the USA), which is where the Curd Girl hails from. She graciously allowed us to photograph her for our blog.

Curd Girl in Action

Curd Girl in Action

Curd Girl Curdz

Curd Girl Curdz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Taste…5
It was extremely difficult to wait for the obligatory curd photo shoot. The aroma was incredibly enticing. Cheezaholic had to swat HappySchnapps’ hand away. Twice. Gorgeous curdz. Juicy. Sweet. Salty. Yummy.

Inside

Inside

Color…orange
The classic.

Appropriate Grz Residue

Appropriate Grz Residue

Greaziness….5
Grzy fingertips as anticipated, expected and required. Curdz pretty much went straight from the frier to our mouths, so not much time to dwell on the amount of glisten. We could find no faults.

Breading…5
Curdz were battered and fried to order, as we watched. Crunchy breading, nice and crispy brown bits. Perfection.

Ranchy

Ranchy

Condiment…Ranch
A thick, slightly dilly homemade ranch. Rather irrelevant as the curdz did not need it.

Value…4
$6 for a smaller order than you would find at a restaurant. Perfect size for a food cart, and appropriately priced.

Total…19
It was unanimous. No question. The best curdz that we have had in Madison, hands down. The numbers don’t lie. The Curd Girl knows curdz. After a difficult summer in the life of the Chz-n-Schnapps family, this experience gave us hope for a bright future. We began to smile once again, and continue to do so every time we think of the Curd Girl. The memory of her chzy little masterpieces of love will get us through the long, cold WI winter. C’mon summer!!!!!!

Signage

 

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WI Chz Curdfest 2013

WI Chz Curdfest 2013
The Duck Pond aka Warner Park – Home of the Madison Mallards
2920 N. Sherman Ave
Madison, WI 53704
Date of curdorama: 24AUG2013

Curdfest Poster FINALTo set the scene: The first ever Curdfest to be held in our own home town! How could we not attend? In the name of science, we had to do our duty. We arrived a bit late, so quickly grabbed beers (great selection at the Duck Pond!) and got down to business. It became clear that we would not have time to properly review all curdz present, so we quickly made the decision to concentrate on fried curdz only. We opted for recording first impressions, rather than full scores, deferring complete reviews to restaurant visits as warranted, since a mass produced curd is not completely representative of the sit down version. Luckily, we met up with our friends the Chamberseses, who helped us through each portion, so we could more efficiently go from curd to curd.

The Rigby

The Rigby

The Rigby Pub
119 East Main Street, Madison WI
$5 order

We’ve never been to the Rigby, so we were intrigued. They looked good, but oddly tasted like chicken tenders. Served with ranch and Buffalo ranch. Made to order, which resulted in a crispy, yummy curd. Worth further investigation.  Chz came from Ellwsorth Chz. Solid start.

Tipsy Cow

Tipsy Cow

Tipsy Cow
102 King Street, Madison
$3 order

After a previous negative experience with Tipsy Cow Curdz, we decided that this was an excellent opportunity to give them another chance. Smallish curdz. Spotted cow battered. Tasty – nice and salty, but as per previous experience, greazy and soggy.

Liliana's

Liliana’s

Liliana’s
2951 Triverton Pike, Fitchburg WI
$3 for a small order, $8 for a large order

The engaging head chef of Liliana’s was frying up the goodness, and convinced us to purchase 2 small orders after describing the homemade Cajun spice mix that he added to the batter. Made to order, which resulted in a delicious, light and fluffy curd. Not an overwhelming amount of spice flavor, allowing the chz to shine. We were impressed, and started to plan a Liliana’s visit in the near future.

The Avenue

The Avenue

The Avenue Bar
1128 East Washington Avenue, Madison
$4 order

What. The. Hells. We’ve enjoyed the Avenue curdz many times, and these are not they. Solid, old tasting curdz. Mealy mouth feel. Cornmealy. Not at all like the restaurant version, though we haven’t been there since they were bought out by Food Fight. Hopefully this is not their new version of the curd!!!!!

Riverside Foods

Riverside Foods

Riverside Foods
2520 Wilson Street, Two Rivers WI
$3 order

Who? A distributor of some sort? Dunno. Who cares, let’s eat em. They had orange or white curdz, we chose white. They were sitting under a heat lamp. Definite salt deficit. They were Syscoesque. Not impressive, plus we were hitting our curd maximum density, so that didn’t help.

Curd Eating Contest

Curd Eating Contest

Curdfest Summary
All in all, it was quite a pleasant way to spend a summer afternoon! Good friends, good beer, more curdz than we could eat, plus a bouncy house! A successful inaugural curdfest event, in our professional opinion. The curd eating contest was a nice touch. Liliana’s for sure had our vote for the best curdz of the day, and prompted Cheezaholic to shake the hand of the head chef to show her appreciation. Next year, we will plan to get there at curdoff, when they drop the first curd into the frier, so we can run the entire curd gauntlet, as we were born to do.

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Renard’s Cheese Fresh Curdz
Purchased at: Renard’s Cheese & Deli
2189 County Road DK, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Date of Curd Tasting: 29JUN2013

To set the scene: We had just completed a relaxing, yet full of adventure, family vacation in Door County with our two darling doggies, and were beginning our long road trip back to MadTown. We were in need of road trip supplies, and could no longer resist the giant Renard’s Mouse pointing us toward our next chz destiny.

Renard's Curdz

Renard’s Curdz

Taste…5
Now, THIS is exactly what a chz curd should taste like. HappySchnapps quote: “Oh, man. These are good.” Nicely salted, perfect, springy consistency. Date on the package was TODAY.

Color…white
They had orange and white options. We went with the pure white.

Bag O Curdz

Bag O Curdz

Squeakiness…5
Every bite was a cacophony of deafening squeakorama. The dogs began to whine in the back of the car.

Handful O Curdz

Handful O Curdz

Shape…5
More perfection. All different shapes and sizes. Some were on the longer end of the length scale, but skinny enough so as to not be overwhelming.

Value…5
Price was $4.25 for a 16oz bag. We are used to 12oz bags going for higher prices than this back home at the Madison Farmers market and local shops.

Total Score…20
What? A perfect score! A chzcurds.com first!!! They excelled in every category. Plus it was the little things that put them over the top. Packed the same day. Orange or white options. Everyone in the shop had a smile on their face. They cut open our bag, and gave us a twist tie for the road. Every bar in Door County (and we visited quite a few of them), seemed to offer Renard’s Fried Curdz on their menus. For some reason we didn’t try any, but after these amazing fresh curdz, it is now a moral imperative!!

Post Vacation Moby

Post Vacation Moby

Post Vacation Beru

Post Vacation Beru

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The Pfister Hotel

The Pfister Hotel
424 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee WI
Date of Curd Tasting: 21JUN2013

To set the scene: As some of you curd luvrs may know, there is more to Cheezaholic than just chz. She is a member of the oldest, biggest, bestest, coed pharmaceutical fraternity in the world: Kappa Psi. When two Kappa Psi brothers get married to each other, it is cause for a giant celebration. When said brothers serve chz curds in the middle of their wedding reception, the amount of joy, love and jubilation in the room becomes immeasurable. Wedding guests were from all over the country – Florida, Vegas, Boston…and the curd sensation quickly spread through the reception hall. We brought ourselves back to earth after the post-curdz-appearance shock and elation wore off, and got down to business.

Bin O Curdz

Menu description:
Not listed in the wedding program.
An amazing surprise, see above. Free curdz. No clue where they are from. Who cares.

              The Bride and Curdz            The Bride and Curdz Two


Taste…3
As with any mass produced curd, it is difficult to provide a quality product. They were not hot, on the other hand, the bride definitely was. There were mixed reviews from the crowd on the curdz quality. Some guests enjoy a room temperature curd. However, to our seasoned curd palate, this resulted in a lack of elasticity, and therefore a less satisfying, solid curd. Slightly doughy mouthfeel. Definite salt deficit.

Color…orange

Greaziness….4.5
A solid 4.5. Appropriately greazy.

     Hollow Curd    Chz Bleed


Breading…3
The curdz were golden brown and crispy, and quite tempting after many free Spotted Cows. Unfortunately they had extremely thick walls which resulted in the dreaded hollow curd phenomenon. Minor chz bleed.

Condiment…Marinara
We did not partake, as per our previous opinion that marinara + curd = NO.

Value…5
Who has ever had free curdz at a wedding?!? Hells yeah!

Total…15.5
Disclaimer: Free Curd = Wicked Awesome Curd regardless of taste, breading and greaze, especially when surrounded by great beer and great friends. The sight of the curdz pan approximately 7 minutes after the curdz were served says it all:

Empty Pan

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Craftsman Table & Tap, Take 2

Craftsman Table & Tap
6712 Frank Lloyd Wright Ave, Middleton, WI
Date of Curd Tasting: 10JUN2013

To set the scene: We hadn’t been to Craftsman in over a year, and since we were in the neighborhood (and hungry), we decided to stop in to see how they have evolved in the year plus since they’ve been open. One of our favorite curdz to date, we couldn’t think of a better place to choose our first re-review!

Menu description:
Carr Valley Chz curdz. Fat Tire Ale-battered and served with Craftsman buttermilk dressing
A twist since our last visit – they have specified Fat Tire in the batter! Yum.

We re-read our previous Craftsman Curdz review from February 2012, with the whopping score of 18.5. The curdz once again stood up to this rave review! We agreed with every previous description. This is definitely the place to go for curdz in the greater Madison area. Consistently, seriously, delicious!!

One big change from a year ago is the increase in price from $5.99 to $7.99. Pretty hefty price tag for a pile of fried chz, albeit an amazingly yummy pile-o-chz! They must have read our previous review in which we stated: “We all agreed that we would have paid whatever they asked.”. And so we would. And so we did. And so we will again!!!!!!

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Slice’s Bar & Grill

Slice’s Bar & Grill
2417 Pennsylvania Avenue, Madison WI
Date of Curd Tasting: 08JUN2013

To set the scene: We were coerced into attending the monthly meat raffle at Slice’s by Cheezaholic’s co-workers, and were immediately taken under the wing of the fun family running the meat show. We spied curdz on the menu on the wall, and realized with shock that it had been almost 6 months since our last review!! Let’s do this.

Menu description:
Deep Fried Cheddar Chz Curdz

With the excitement of the meat frenzy all around us, we forgot to ask where they curdz came from. The staff was really busy with official meat raffle business, so we didn’t follow up. We did ask one of the regulars (part of the fun fam!), and she replied, with clear fondness for her favorite dive bar: “Sysco, I’m sure!”

Slice's Curdz

Slice’s Curdz

Taste…3
It had been a long time since we had tasted a curd, so we were happy and devoured the whole order quite quickly, in spite of the salt deficit and slightly doughy flavor. Our scientific curd sense prevailed, however and we knew right away that these were not elite curdz.

Color…white

Greaziness…5
We could find no fault in this category. Delicate grz remained and the finger tips, and a lovely array of grz spots decorated the wax paper. Obviously a perfect execution of frying in the kitchen.

Thick Walled Curd

Thick Walled Curd

Breading…3
Nicely browned and crispy breading, which again speaks to the fry cook’s superior abilities. However, the breading was extremely thick, and though the outside was crispy, the inner wall was doughy, which resulted in a strange tongue feel and negatively impacted the flavor profile.

Bottle-O-Ranch

Bottle-O-Ranch

Condiment…Ranch
The curdz were not served with a condiment, but we received ranch upon request. Slice’s is in the shadow of the Oscar Mayer factory, and this seemed likely to be an unimpressive Kraft ranch dressing. Not our favorite.

Value…3
Only $5.00 for the order, however the basket was quite sparse upon arrival (see photo #1, above – that was the full order, as received). Not a very big order, though perhaps the large serving vessel skewed our perception.

Free Drink!

Free Drink!

Total…14
Slice’s is a fun, family run joint and we discovered a love for meat raffles that we had no idea was hiding inside of us. Hey, it’s for charity! We ate home made rhubarb bars, and learned about “shants” (shoes + pants, all in one. For real.). We won not one, but two free drinks, plus a giant rack of ribs! We heard that the Reuben is delicious (quote from another regular: “I had it on Tuesday and will probably get it again later today!”). Yes, we are avoiding talking about the run of the mill curdz…there are lots of reasons to go to Slice’s, the curdz just aren’t one of them!

Raffle Time!

Raffle Time!

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Gates & Brovi

Gates & Brovi
3502 Monroe Street, Madison WI
Date of Curd Tasting: 13DEC2012

To set the scene: We were heading to the Monroe Street neighborhood for a Trader Joe’s run, and decided to see if the mega-crowds had died down yet at the new Gates & Brovi restaurant/pub. A drive by paid off, and it was curdz time!

Menu description:
Chz Curdz with homemade ranch

We had heard that the majority of the wood in this joint was reclaimed from an old factory in Wausau, so we had high hopes that the owners leaned toward the local, and we would not be served frozen, Sysco curdz… We asked the waitress if they curdz came from a local dairy. Her answer: “I know they come from Wisconsin, but I don’t know which dairy”. She did not offer to find out.

Gates & Brovi Curdz

Gates & Brovi Curdz

Taste…4
These are some seriously flavorful curdz. HappySchnapps had to pause with a comment: “It’s sinful that I’m doing this without a beer.” (The iced tea was delicious, FYI). He persevered, and we continued with the review. Given our penchant for curd purity, these curdz were borderline overly herby with some sort of Herbs de Provence-ish mix in the breading, however the combo with the chz was rather delightful, and warranted high tasty points. Quite chewy, fresh curdz. Very enjoyable.

The Stretch

The Stretch

Color…orange
As per the stretch.

Greazy Curdz

Greazy Curdz

Greaziness…3
We postulated that the curdz were likely left in the fryer a bit too long…this was evidenced by the increased greaze factor and the occasional curd explosion. It was a bit of a Catch 22 as the lengthened fry time also resulted in a captivating crispiness to the curd coating.

Hollow Curd

Hollow Curd

Breading…4
A light and crunchy breading. It’s lovely golden hue was a sight to behold. As previously mentioned, the over frying resulted in a bit of chz bleed, and therefore sporadic hollow curd phenomenon. We decided to blame the cook, and not the breading.

Thick Ranch

Thick Ranch

Condiment…Ranch
Homemade per the menu description. “So thick that you can sit on it!”. Well, a curd could anyway…and did. Usually we prefer a thin ranch, however this was seriously scrumptious and paired well with the herby breading.

Value…4
Slightly smallish order, but refreshingly priced at $5.25. A perfect size for two. They would be good for a crowd if you order them along with a few of the numerous other awesome sounding appetizers on the menu (eg. shrimpf fritters, fried artichoke hearts, antipasto relish, beer steamed shrimpf!)

Total…15
These curdz went YUM. If properly executed, they would be a serious home run. Frying curdz is definitely an art, with a very small window of success for our perfectionist palates. It was a decent curd experience, and we were more than content with the curdz ingested. The joint is pretty cool, and all the food we ate was delish, including the curdz. We’ll be back for sure, and next time we will try them with beer!

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