Saturday, May 11, 2013

Charleston Edition: Wellington's Cafe and Catering

Wellington's
I had to head out on Greenbrier Street for a story I was covering, and of course, things have a funny way of working out right around lunch time so I had to forgo my previous lunch options for breaking news.

Wellington'sWhile I was covering the story, we had a break, so a few other reporters and I walked to the nearby Wellington's Cafe. It was packed full inside, so we just opted for some take-out.

Wellington'sThe menu is pretty basic with items like hotdogs, grilled cheese sandwich, chicken strips, etc. The easiest and quickest option seemed to be the chicken strips - and also the first thing I saw - so that was my selection. I waited 20 minutes or so then went back inside for my order.

Wellington'sFor less than $10, I got some chicken strips, fries and a side of cole slaw. It was tasty, as far as fried food goes. It wasn't homemade - most likely frozen - but that doesn't mean it was bad. It tasted fine, though the quality of the chicken could have been slightly better. I had some chewy, cartilage-y pieces. But I also could've chosen an item that required some tender love and care from the chef.

Alas, time was of the essence, and it was convenient. My whole meal, including a drink, came to under $10, so it's not a bad deal. Next time, though, I'll try their chicken salad or a burger.


Grade: B
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