Po' boys are one of my favorite meals to order at new restaurants. There are so many unique spins eateries can take with them, and, I must say, this was one of my favorites. I can only describe the sauce as a spicy sweet and sour sauce. It was unlike any other po' boy sandwich I had previously tasted.
It came on a fluffy roll with spinach and juicy tomato. I very much enjoyed it, but, if I could change anything, might suggest another sauce to counter the "firecracker" flavor. It had a decent amount of kick! The fires were well-salted and crisp.
My coworker described his burger as, "not great, but OK." It was definitely overcooked and, a little weird in my opinion. But he ate most of it and took the rest home. The chunky peanut butter provided serious contrast with the large burger, and neither of us could taste the Sriracha sauce in the jelly.
His coleslaw also seemed to have a bit of an Asian twist, which did not go over exceedingly well.
Our server checked in with us well throughout the meal but was obviously a bit overloaded with tables on the patio. You can't really blame Plainfield diners for trying to take advantage of the weather when it finally warms up!
Overall, I would most definitely recommend HopScotch and Vine for a tasty, mid-priced date night or for catching up with a friend for lunch over the weekend. Its patio scene offers a beautiful outlook on downtown Plainfield, and its interior provides a nice, not-too-stuffy vibe.
If (when, who am I kidding) I go back, I plan on trying one (or both) of HopScotch's flatbreads. The restaurant features a Kansas City BBQ one with barbecue chicken, bleu cheese, cheddar jack and red onions and a bruschetta flatbread with Parmesan, tomato, garlic, basil, mozzarella and a balsamic glaze.
The wine, beer and cheese flights also sounded to die for.
There are few things I enjoy more than supporting local businesses, too. The following message on HopScotch's website warms my heart.