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Iron Gate Grill brings new flavors to Federal Avenue

August 10th, 2010 Posted in Opinion

Story & Photo by Safiyyah Ballard

LOGAN-Where can you get New Orleans-style beignets served with locally made Week’s Raspberry Preserves in Logan? You can find these and a menu full of original breakfast items for weekend brunch at the new Iron Gate Grill, now on Federal Avenue in downtown Logan.

A young customer, Kieren Condie, vouched for the authenticity of the beignets. “I had them in New Orleans, and these are my favorite,” she said. Her younger brother, Keaton, prefers the French toast.

Head Chef Dustin Weston said the beignets are popular, but there are some other big sellers on the menu as well. “All of the benedicts do pretty well, especially the Benedict Florentine,” he said. “We have some amazing omelettes. The Yellow Frenchies are also a big hit. I think people are surprised by them.”

The Yellow Frenchies are a sweet version of French toast breaded in Captain Crunch cereal.

“We specialize in taking old favorites and making them differently,” Weston said.

The lunch menu is loaded with a variety of original sandwiches, salads, entrees and hand-tossed pizzas. Everything is spiked with a special spice or sauce to make you remember it.

The Cancun Wrap is drizzled with a tequila-lime mayo. The Pulled Pork on Ciabatta features Kalua Pork. The Black and Bleusburger has a house black molasses Jack Daniels Whiskey Sauce. The pizzas feature more than just marinara and mozzarella.

For dinner, there are a lot of fresh seafood options, entrees with prime cuts of meat and pastas. The portions are generous, but Weston and the staff at Iron Gate Grill make it nearly impossible to say no to dessert.

When the meal is coming to an end, a server presents a platter full of dessert options.

“It is a pretty effective way to sell dessert. Everything looks so delicious.”

There is also a Sports Side of the restaurant, with a high tabletop bar, flat-screen televisions and a group seating area.

“We want people to come out with their friends, watch the games, have good food, and enjoy themselves,” Weston said.

Weston said the restaurant’s new location along Federal Avenue, where other independent businesses are located, is one of many things that make the restaurant unique. For years the Iron Gate Grill resided in Providence.

“We have working owners and we use as much local produce and vendors as possible,” he said. “We support other local businesses, and have an alliance with other chefs in the valley.”

When you go to Iron Gate Grill, the décor will impress you. The servers will make you beam. Weston will be working the room, talking to customers to make sure they enjoy every bite.

Iron Gate grill is open Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. Brunch is served weekends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Early Bird Specials run Monday through Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m.


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