Brown Dog Eatery is an upscale bar and grill located in downtown Carrollton. Brown Dog Eatery’s upscale reputation comes from its unique food products that you won’t find outside of the Atlanta area.
I ventured to Brown Dog Eatery last Thursday to enjoy their top notch meals. I started the evening with poutine fries. Poutine is a staple in Canada and has become very popular in the United States. Poutine fries come with hand-cut fries topped with veal gravy and white cheese curds. On their own let alone the fries were golden brown and crispy. The veal juice was impeccable. It was so juicy and flavorful, because of that, it won’t be the last time I’ll have some of that delicious sauce. The cheese curds surprisingly melted onto the fries and gravy. Overall the appetizer melted in my mouth.
The menu is so varied that it took me a while to decide. I narrowed it down to three sandwiches: the Bam Bam chicken, the short rib grilled cheese, and the Macintosh. In the end, because of the delicious veal sauce, I opted for the Macintosh. The Macintosh offers a short rib, mac and cheese, bacon, cheerwine BBQ sauce, bourbon smoked onion aioli and, of course, that pristine veal gravy on a baguette.
The flavors were perfectly linked. The short rib was cooked to perfection. In my opinion, the most underrated thing to put on any sandwich is mac and cheese. So of course, I loved the rare but delectable addition. The veal sauce made the sandwich mouth water. I savored every bite because of the sauce running down the sandwich. The BBQ sauce was very sweet so it packed down nicely with the smoke from the short rib. Sometimes the aioli can get lost in a sandwich, but not in this case, the aioli is what seasons the sandwich and was the metaphorical cherry on top. For me, the bread is the most important part of a sandwich and the toasted baguette held it together wonderfully.
For my part, I opted for macaroni and cheese. The mac and cheese was great on the sandwich, but on its own it was able to express its beautiful flavors. It was creamy, cheesy and incredibly well seasoned. I was picking it up so quickly, wanting more and more with every bite. I even added it to my sandwich because you can’t get enough of it.
Brown Dog’s high-end taste provided exquisite options that resulted in everything being perfect. The menu is a bit pricey but it is definitely worth it as you won’t find a menu with good options and taste anywhere in the area. Overall I give Brown Dog Eatery a 10/10, it is definitely the best restaurant in Carrollton and I will definitely be back for more.