Parker County Today October 2016 - Page 101

our taste: RESTAURANT REVIEW Wildberries Café — Fresh Take on Classic American Cuisine M y companion and I were on the hunt for a new restaurant in Weatherford when we realized we had not yet tried the new Wildberries Café on South Main Street. We decided to go for lunch on a Friday and then breakfast on Saturday in order to sample multiple dishes. From the outside, the restaurant appears much as it did before (it’s been multiple eateries — everything from a K-Bob’s Steakhouse to an Italian restaurant), but, once you enter, it is a totally new restaurant. The decor has been dramatically changed giving it a much brighter, cheerier look, which is a welcome change. I always thought it was depressingly dark. You have a choice of a table or booth and the metal chairs all have a steaming cup of coffee cut into the back (nice detail). Several large screen televisions have been added and at least one can be viewed from every seat in the restaurant (that can be either good or bad depending on your perspective). I couldn’t help noticing how everything appeared clean and well-scrubbed, even the kitchen. For lunch I chose the Philly Steak Crisper that has green peppers, onion, mushrooms and is topped with mozzarella cheese on a toasted bread roll, served with a side of French fries and a cup of chicken and dumpling soup. My lunch companion selected the Tuna Melt, tuna salad and American cheese served on toasted rye bread, French fries and a cup of chicken and dumpling soup. The soup was a good, warm starter to get our taste buds ramped up for lunch. The portions on the plate were so generous that I ate my Philly with a fork; there was no PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY Weatherford Foodie can be found at weatherfordfoodie.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Yelp, Urbanspoon, Foursquare, and Pinterest. OCTOBER 2016 way to pick it up and eat it as a sandwich. The meat was well-prepared and there was a good mix of all the components. The roll was toasted and not at all soggy (something that is a real drawback, common to hot sandwiches). My companion enjoyed the Tuna Melt, especially the toasted rye bread. For our breakfast visit, I had the Texas Benedict. A take on the standard eggs Benedict, but this is steak and poached egg served on a toasted English muffin with hollandaise sauce and choice of either hash browns or home fries. My companion chose the Baja shrimp three egg omelet served with toast and a choice of hash browns, home fries or pancakes. I really enjoyed my Texas Benedict, the poached egg on top was perfect, the Hollandaise sauce was so good I could have eaten it with a spoon and the English muffin was excellent. My companion’s omelet was fluffy and smooth, cooked well and had shrimp in every bite. These folks can cook and they cook well. On both visits, we had the same server who was friendly, attentive and on the spot to refill coffee or tea (thanks, Mallie). An overall positive experience; I will return. Wildberries Café is located at 1206 South Main in Weatherford and open 7 days a week 6:00am until 3:00pm. They can be reached at 682-804-5103 or on Facebook at WBCofWeatherford. 99