Have Egg for Dinner, Starting Tomorrow — And Here's the Menu

Egg - it's not just for breakfast anymore.Photo: Jeff Mermelstein

It was an especially timely moment that Egg (which started serving lunch only last year) chose to open for dinner. The southern-style hole-in-the-wall has swooped in to fill the neighborhoods fried-chicken void just as Pies-N-Thighs mourners start to recover from their mid-month farewell binges. George Welds partner in Egg, Steve Tanner, has a P-N-T pedigree so the deep-fried bird that will be available Thursdays through Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (and includes a biscuit and collard greens) should prove a reasonable stand-in. The menu aims to be much more however, with appetizers like seared duck breast served with a celery root, fennel, and apple slaw and an entre of braised pork, which comes over Anson Mills grits. You wont find crisp-edged and properly dense doughnuts for dessert, but we think toasted homemade pound cake weighted down with vanilla ice cream and custard sauce is just homey enough to help you forget. Alexandra Vallis

Egg's dinner menu