Union Local 613 brings Southern-inspired cuisine to Ottawa
Union Local 613- The Venue
They were fresh, firm, and not too “pickle-y”. I think this is the kind of snack that, when it’s done right, it is so, so, so good. I’m afraid to try them anywhere else!
I had never tried collard greens before and, unfortunately, I didn’t really like them much in the context of the salad. I’d give this dish a pass next time, just based on personal taste, but I would still recommend it to those who like collard greens.
We had mixed reviews of the fried chicken. Ryan loved his chicken, as well as their homemade hot sauce. I was more tempered in my review. I didn’t dislike it, but I didn’t love it – I felt it could have used a bit more spice or flavor. There was nothing wrong with it, but I felt a bit underwhelmed.
Give me Dessert!
I had a pineapple and lime jello – yes, jello! served on a bed of rum Anglais with crumbled macaroons and decorated with pineapple flowers. It was absolutely delicious – light, refreshing, unique, and vibrantly flavored. It would be worth returning for this dessert alone!
Care for a Drink?
The mixers are homemade and it’s not unusual to have hand pureed strawberry or ginger in your drink. They really did have one of the finest selection of cocktails I’ve ever sampled, and it would be worth stopping in for drinks and desserts if you can’t make it for dinner.
One word to the wise: on the menu, each item is reasonably priced, but the final, collective bill can take your breath away. It’s easy for all those delicious courses to really add up! If I were to visit again, I would be more inclined to share appetizers, sides, and dessert, as portions are generous. I’d also, albeit painfully, cut back on cocktails - delicious, but very expensive.
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