Lee’s becomes Sam’s
If you have a craving for Lee’s Fried Chicken & Donuts this week, you might notice something different about the place — like, how it’s now called Sam’s Fried Chicken & Donuts.
The fried chicken and donut haven at 601 Heights Blvd. was one of the three restaurants bought by Sambrooks Management Company a few months ago.
But the name isn’t the only thing that changed. Sam’s is featuring new chicken and donut recipes while keeping a few signature flavors such as its Mexican chocolate, praline bacon with caramel and birthday cake.
Also new on the menu are combo meals of Chicken Feasts to-go and a Deep South section featuring pork cracklins, boudin balls and chicken gizzards. The sides added to the selection are black eyed peas and rice, mac and cheese, collard greens and mustard potato salad. Each meal includes a choice of one of six new homemade dipping sauces including housemade mustard, country cream gravy and buttermilk ranch.
For breakfast, catch chef Lyle Bento’s award-winning chicken-and-waffle wings that include biscuits and gravy with hash browns and sausage. New breakfast sandwiches are served on toasted challah buns with a choice of salsa, steak sauce or chow chow.
Sunday is becoming a special food day for two Heights-area restaurants. FM Kitchen & Bar, 1112 Shepherd Dr., launched “Sunday Suppers” that will feature a special menu starting at 2 p.m. every Sunday and will change week to week.
Poitín Bar & Kitchen, 2313 Edwards St. Ste. 100, debuted its “Sunday Roast” at the beginning of December. The event will be held every Sunday from noon–9 p.m. in conjunction with the restaurant’s newly branded “Social Sundays,” an all-day program of food, live entertainment and fun.
The roasts will be “carve-it-yourself” and will include smoked and roasted whole chicken, Berkshire pork rib roast and standing prime rib roast. All options come with a selection of side dishes, such as mashed potatoes and gravy or vegetables. The price to attend a roast is $100. One roast can feed a group of four and includes the choice of a bottle of house wine.
Kolache Shoppe opens Heights location
In October, The Leader reported that the 50-year-old Kolache Shoppe on Richmond Avenue was expanding into the Heights at 1031 Heights Blvd. As of Dec. 18, the Czech-style kolaches the shop is so well-known for are available, including more than 30 kolache flavors. The Kolache Shoppe is equipped with a full-service expresso bar featuring Boomtown Coffee beans and a drive-through window.
For the month of December, hours will be 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday–Sunday; 7 a.m.-noon Dec. 24; closed Dec. 25. In January, the bakery will announce permanent hours as well as grand-opening plans.