Chicken BLT at Natachee's Supper 'n' Punch

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Joanna O'Leary
Chicken BLT at Natachee's
Katharine Shilcutt was right: Natachee's is getting better and better. I was initially iffy about going back in light of my mediocre burger experience but returned several times after reading her cafe review.

I tried some dishes I had before and found them much improved. I also sampled some entrees for the first time and discovered a new favorite: the Fried Chicken BLT.

Served on two pieces of toasted white bread, the Chicken BLT (or CBLT) is flavorful, filling, and amazingly unsalty. I usually ask for bacon to be removed from my sandwiches due to its propensity to infuse every bit with excessive sodium; however, here it added only added a welcome smokiness. The thick pieces of lightly fried chicken were pure white meat, tender and juicy, and the lettuce and tomato, fresh and crispy. A slathering of chipotle mayonnaise and a hefty slice of Monterrey jack cheese gave the sandwich a nice kick.

The CBLT comes with a choice of potato chips or fries, but I subbed in macaroni and cheese for no charge. As others have observed, Natachee's mac and cheese still needs some work: It can't hold a candle to the M&C at Beaver's or BRC Gastropub in terms of rich (real) cheese flavor and creamy sauce. Nevertheless, I sort of appreciate its slightly gummy, fluorescent-orange quality reminiscent of Kraft. It seems fitting somehow for the price ($1.99) and the setting: plastic diner booths.

Server Danni introduced herself right away and insisted we do the same, so that we were all on a first-name basis throughout the meal. I appreciate the friendly sentiment and the practicality of knowing her name, though there was no way in hell I would be beckoning her from afar ("Danni, could you get me some ketchup, please?"). There are limits even to my brattiness.

But anyway I never had cause to shout, because Danni was amazingly attentive and the food was terrific overall. Good job, Natachee's.



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Natachee's Supper 'n Punch

3622 Main St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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C.
C.

I really, really want to like Natachee's because of its location and its great patio, but goddamn! I've been there four times now and the food is tepid in all ways: not a lot of flavor, boring menu choices, and my food is always room temperature. There's no reason to waste a good diet buster on stale onion rings. Oh, and I can't even get a decent glass of cheap wine; theirs is exceedingly cheap stuff that tastes lousy.

Derwood32
Derwood32

interesting...i've never heard of this place.

KP
KP

Yum. I had that recently, but made the mistake of getting it grilled, with no bacon, cheese, or mayo. What can I say, I felt bloated that day.

They also make a pretty tasty pulled pork sandwich, and their mixed greens are f'ing delicious. Plenty of bacon in the latter, by the way; maybe we should call it BMG?

Bruce R
Bruce R

I'm not sure that I want the waitstaff to insist that I tell them my name. That seems odd and none their goddamn business. Perhaps Danni was trying to score a love connection with you?

Also, your sandwich had a shitload of non-standard BLT ingredients: chicken, cheese, chipotle, onion, pickels. So I'd say you had a chicken sandwich with an array of condiments, one of which was bacon. The addition of bacon on sandwiches is quite common these days. For example, Wendy's will make you a BLT, and they'll even put a hamburger on it. You could call that an HBLT.

Bruce R
Bruce R

Really? Because it is apparent that the EOW writers own stock in the place--it gets a lot of ink.

trisch
trisch

I'd be pretty wierded out if a server insisted on knowing my name before letting me order. Hopefully that won't happen when I finally get around to trying Natachee's.

Preston
Preston

Bruce is on to something. That chicken BLT is more like a fried chicken club minus the extra slice of bread in the middle.

Still sounds pretty good, though.

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