MADISON – Southern barbecue, any culinary version you can imagine for chicken, stacked sandwiches, fine steaks. . . Restaurant choices in Madison have multiplied with the new vibes of Town Madison and Clift Farm.
The pickins are anything but thin at SLIM CHICKENS in Clift Farm, just north of US 72. (Clift Farm is actually in Madison County, but the development is adjacent to the town of Madison.)
The menu at Slim Chickens features fresh chicken fillets marinated in buttermilk and lightly breaded by hand. Buffalo wings are hearty and generously cut. Sandwiches, chicken and waffles, salads and smoked cheddar wraps are options.
In addition to traditional iced tea, drinks are available in raspberry and peach tea blends, as well as lemonade. The tasty side dishes and the 13 flavors of sauce make the decision difficult.
Another Slim Chickens is slated to open in Town Madison at 130 Outfield Drive.
MOE’S ORIGINAL BBQ at 102 St. Louis St. in Town Madison has been serving guests for several weeks now. The restaurant has an upbeat and relaxed atmosphere for a pleasant visit. Its founders include “local boys” Ben Gilbert, Athens; Jeff Kennedy, Huntsville; and Mike Fernandez, Tuscaloosa.
Moe’s can boast of being included in America’s 10 Best BBQ Chains by “USA Today” and “The Daily Meal”; fast growing chain by “Restaurant Business Magazine”; and one of the top 10 best rib joints in “Relish”.
Redneck Nachos start with homemade fries with your choice of pork, turkey or chicken, nacho cheese, red onions, jalapenos, tomatoes, coleslaw, barbecue and white sauce. Much like a visit to Mama’s kitchen table, sides turn between the standards of other dishes like Mississippi Mud Pie or cabbage.
St. Louis style spare ribs are hard to resist but rival salads, Southern Fried Shrimp Moe Boy, and smoked chicken.
JONATHAN’S GRILLE is open at Clift Farm and under construction in Town Madison for a special meal or a gathering of friends to watch wide screens on game day. The first family restaurant locations were in Nashville before expanding to Tennessee and now Madison.
This upscale grill and sports bar features 55 TV screens for patrons to cheer on their favorite team while enjoying a delicious appetizer or full meal.
Guests can choose to sit in the bar with a focus on sports or in the restaurant for a pleasant atmosphere for a meal.
Jonathan’s appetizers vary from lemon-basil chicken skewers and crispy Brussels sprouts to Margherita flatbread and hot Nashville chicken sliders. The salads are mixed in 14 combos, including a luau salad with cranberries, pineapple, tangerines, strawberries, candied pecans, blue cheese, and citrus and herb dressing.
Customers can choose pizza from an impressive array of combos, as well as wings, tacos, quesadillas, and flatbreads. The entrees, all including a side salad, vary from three steaks, pulled pork stuffed potatoes, teriyaki salmon, chicken in four recipes, pasta and more.
FARM + FEED is one of Madison’s premier farm-to-table varieties. Founded by Antonio Spence and Chef John Cleveland, the restaurant is open at Bowler Hat Brewing, 7429 US 72 W.
The menu offers the Pulled Pork Tater Bowl, Smoked Salmon with Avocado and Toast, French Toast, Fried Monster Chicken Sandwich or Nashville hot, Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich, Angus Backyard Burger and Naan Pork Loin Sandwich .
SA ZA SERIOUS ITALIAN in Town Madison creates classic Italian dishes but is brave with their unusual recipes. Chef Joe DiMaggio Jr. explains that the men at Sa Za are “extreme peasant cuisine”. His grandmother designed most of the dishes.
Classic pasta options vary from the norm with Maine lobster, chopped shrimp, and spinach in a chardonnay, garlic sauce, and burst olive oil. Customers can order their favorite pizza mixes with standard combinations or experiment with a variant specialty pizza with 40 tasty toppings.
HONEST COFFEE ROASTERS plans to open on The Avenue Madison, an upscale apartment community in downtown Madison at 92 Shorter St. Owner Christy Wimberly estimates her new restaurant will open in the summer of 2022.
EGGS UP GRILL estimates its opening date as summer 2022 at 300 Hughes Road. The restaurant’s full menu will include breakfast sandwiches, egg benedict, omelets, pancakes, waffles and French toast.
In addition to the standard breakfast, EGGS UP GRILL will serve bowls of homemade fries and delicious muffins. At lunchtime, you can opt for a hamburger and other sandwiches, wraps and salads.
The Huntsville / Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau has compiled most of the restaurant’s details in this article. (huntsville.org)