Like its sister gastropub restaurant down the street, the Ravenous Pig (p.
), it’s dedicated to ever-changing dishes based on seasonal ingredients. The difference here is that Cask & Larder is less about picking meat off an animal’s bones as it is about home-brewed beer by a resident brewmaster and a casual vibe. But you can eat, and comfort food is the thing—it could be fried chicken (a staple), country fried rabbit (yes), or an addictive potted pimento cheese topped with “ham jam” (ham that’s been cooked down with honey). Rich touches prevail, such as the vanilla butter slowly melting atop the cornbread, which arrives in its own iron skillet, and the mac and cheese jolted with pickled mustard seeds.