From Our Editors
In Edloe St. Café & Catering’s kitchen, staffers grind fresh burger patties and concoct dishes from owner E.I. Thomas’s farmer’s market finds. The eatery specializes in fresh, local food inspired by cultures on either side of the Mexican border; the kitchen whips up jumbo lump crab cakes and leafy Cobb salads just as deftly as they craft Southern-fried fish tacos and pile plates with chicken tamales. Upscale options such as Black Angus tenderloin are also available and lend an extra touch of superiority by the alumnus of Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts who helms the kitchen.
Despite the steak on the menu, the café's atmosphere is unpretentious. Patrons order from a menu handwritten on hanging chalkboards, and eat at simple wooden tables or retire to the outdoor patio for fresh air and a chance to spellcheck any recent skywriting. For large functions, hosts can also turn to the kitchen for buffet-style catering spreads, which offer everything from breakfast tacos to boxed lunches.