The Winchester will liven up Cherry Hill. I visited The Winchester on Thursday for lunch with a friend; they had their soft opening on Wednesday. The grand opening is not yet set. Located at Wealthy and James, the cuisine is American with a fresh twist. I mean the food is FRESH! They do not serve boring, old potato chips. They serve plantain chips or substitute yucca fries. (Insight into this food reviewer: I love food; I will try anything once. But I hate potato chips.)
I used to live on James and now I want to move back. I had the pulled pork bbq sandwich with onion rings sandwiched between the toasted buns. The barbeque sauce was made in house; it was sweet and slightly spicy. The bun was small but the sandwich was stuffed with pork. Plantain chips and a pickle come with every dish. So the side dishes balanced the main entrée and I was full. Order the salsa with the plantain chips. It will give the chips some bite and even more flavor. I also had a bowl of the chef’s blue ribbon-winning green chili with chicken. The chili has a bite that clears the passageways and is felt throughout the mouth, not just at the tip of the tongue.
My friend had a fried egg sandwich with bacon. He was asked how he wanted his egg. We found that odd as anything less than hard would make the bread soggy. We exchanged sandwiches to get a taste. I thought his sandwich was cooked perfectly. I don’t like eggs and yet I find any dish with a hard egg appetizing. The egg, cheese, and bacon melted together for an egg sandwich ten times better than any egg sandwich from McDonald’s.
I will be back just to try the new and improved egg sandwich from Winchester and leave the McDonald’s substitute behind.