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Fred's Meat & Bread
When you break up with someone, quit your job, or give your friends feedback on their new idea for a new dog dating app, it’s good to be direct. Fred’s Meat and Bread thinks so too, which is why they chose a name, and a menu, that removes any confusion from the equation.
Located in Krog Street Market, Fred’s is run by the same team as The General Muir and much like their forefather restaurant, this place serves really well done comfort food. In this case, the menu includes two things: sandwiches and french fries, nothing more and nothing less. The meat and bread options range from classics like an Italian grinder and chicken parm, to a cauliflower and eggplant banh mi and a Korean cheesesteak with gochujang and candied jalapeños. But once you’ve gone back and forth on what to get four times, just go with the first option on the menu, the classic burger stack. It comes with bread and butter pickles and American cheese, and everyone sitting at the counter will be eating one as you wait in line. Trust us, this is what you want.
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Two thin, crispy patties with American cheese, mayo, and bread and butter pickles on a toasted bun. It’s simple, delicious, and you might want to order a second one to go.
’Shroom Shire Cheesesteak
The next best thing on the menu after the burger, this sandwich is topped with grilled onions, garlic aioli, and mushroom Worcestershire sauce.
Pimento Cheese Club
This pimento cheese sandwich comes with applewood smoked bacon and fried green tomatoes, so it’s basically a three-course meal.
Cauliflower and Eggplant Banh Mi
Fred’s is definitely a destination for carnivores, but this banh mi is a great option for when you don’t have time to take a nap after lunch.
These thick, hand cut fries are tossed with fresh herbs and served with ranch. Get an order to share.