Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Gassaway Edition: The Red Rooster
The Red Rooster Cafe is a sweet, country French-like restaurant in Gassaway that is so inviting upon entering that I started to rethink my to-go order. That recliner certainly looked like a comfy spot to eat my sandwich.
I had ordered a crab cake sandwich at the recommendation of the 101 Most Unique Places to Dine in WV list. And, the kind woman at the counter greeted me warmly and went to get my order immediately. Taking a look around, lots of country decor and mismatched chairs make up the dining space. In the sweetest way.
But that wasn't even the best part. The food was. Once I opened the takeout box to see my crab cake sandwich, I was excited. The crab cake had a nice crisp on the outside and giant hunks of lump crab meat were sticking out. Yaaas. While you can't see it here, there was a perfect remoulade sauce with just a bit of a kick. The crab cake was so moist, so flavorful, just perfect. I don't know what's with the middle of West Virginia having damn good crab cakes, but I'm all about it.