This restaurant is a close option to my workplace. It's near the convention center and many large hotels that center in Covington near the courthouse and justice center. It's in the hub. When my work first moved from Florence to Covington we went here A LOT. Too much. At that time I wasn't making as much money and $2.59 for a beverage was a little much. I used to get the soup/salad combo just to be able to afford a dessert.
Times have changed for me. And certainly for Behle Street Cafe. They used to serve popcorn instead of bread as a greeting dish. Gross. Who wants to munch on popcorn before dinner?
We went on a long lunch from work and sat outside on their generously sized patio. I got to look at the carriage horses and ponder their welfare as my coworkers talked about other things.
Here's their side salad. Very generously sized. I enjoyed the variation of ingredients, cucumber, cheese, crouton, large ripe tomato, red onion and a french baguette on the side.
I ordered the crab cake appetizer. It was okay. It was definitely more cake than crab. Something about that just sets me off though. Perhaps it's from growing up without a lot of money to spend on luxury foods. Growing up inland, I can't recall ever eating crab for dinner. As such it is an exalted ingredient in my mind. Nevertheless it was good. Their remoulade sauce left a lot to be desired. It was just bland.
Evidence of the cakey texture. Do you see any lump crab meat in there?
The hummingbird I work with wouldn't sit still long enough for me to take a picture so I had to snap this while she was swatting a fly away from her food. This is the filet with bleu cheese on top with sweet potato fries. She said the filet was good as well as the fries. This woman makes a habit to feed 1/2 of each of her meals to her Labrador when she gets home. I feel so sorry for that well-fed, fat dog.
Okay - I ordered the Salmon. On the menu it says it's topped with Coho sauce. I asked my server what on earth that was. She said that it was cheesy. But she also said she'd never eaten it. Bad sign. ANYWAYS - I asked for it on the side. When I received this, I was confused. There didn't appear to be a cheesy sauce anywhere in sight - but then again she'd never tasted it. Regardless - the salmon with or without the mysterious Coho sauce was good. The side item is garlic spinach and it was really tasty.
Basically this place is close to my work. It has some hits - chicken caesar salad, meatloaf, etc. But it's a little too pricey for what you get.