It’s the aroma of Urban Eats’ dishes that I’m still dreaming about.
The food had that just-finished-cooking smell that I don’t experience very often with takeout.
The Sundried Tomato & Prosciutto Meatloaf, an oven-baked sirloin with spicy Italian sausage and lean turkey topped with tomato brown gravy and parmesan, was packaged in a small tin to-go box. There were two loaves, which was too much for just me.
The meatloaf is currently on Urban Eats’ meal bundle special in which you can get one “Nuts & Bolts” item and two “provisions” for $35 for two people and $65 for four people.
The meatloaf smelled as good as it tasted. The meat was tender and had just enough of the tomato gravy. My favorite aspect was the Italian sausage, which definitely was a main flavor component. I’d never had sausage in my meatloaf, so it was a nice twist to an old dish.
The Bacon & Onion Braised Brussels Sprouts, which are also featured on the bundle menu, were packed full in the tin container. Caramelized onions and bits of bacon were mixed in and kept each bite of the Brussels sprouts fresh with flavor. I found the sprouts to taste pretty sweet.
And as a self-proclaimed breadie, I couldn’t go without trying Urban Eats’ Monkey Bread, which are pull-apart rolls infused with garlic, rosemary and alderwood-smoked sea salt. The bread was still warm and fluffy. I loved the rosemary, which I could both smell and taste. But most of all, it was the whipped honey butter that brought it all together.
The sweets I tried were the Chocolate Pecan Tarte and the Menage a Trios Cobbler.
The tarte was a pecan pie made with dark chocolate morsels. The dark chocolate didn’t add sweetness, but a rich under layer that I enjoyed with the pecans. I especially loved the soft crust.
The cobbler, which was made with blueberries and crème de cassis and layered with a biscuit and brown sugar streusel, also made for a good meal ender. The berries brought their natural sweetness that balanced well with the biscuit. I liked that it wasn’t a traditional cobbler made with more of a crust.
While I haven’t tried Urban Eats’ egg salad, the restaurant was also recently featured in Huff Post’s “How To Make The Best Egg Salad,” in which owner Levi Rollins shares how to make it.
You can find the recipe here: feasturbaneats.com/make-the-best-egg-salad-at-home.
Address: 3414 Washington Ave.
Hours: 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 5–8 p.m. Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Sunday
Healthy options: Yes
Star of the Show: Sundried Tomato & Prosciutto Meatloaf