First Look

SNACK is Open on Henderson (Photos)

From the outside of the building, you might recognize tell-tale remnants of the old facade of Horne & Dekker: the patio with its big garage door to the rest of the dining area, the bar that runs the length of the place.

But once inside, the similarities end.

SNACK (2323 N. Henderson), an ode to global street food from the folks at NOSH Euro Bistro, is dressed in black and red with a long bar and two separate prep stations, one for raw and charcuterie, the other for hot dishes. From the perky hostess to our friendly waiter, the service was refreshingly fun.

The snacks at SNACK come on shareable plates, in small portions like little appetizers. Perfect for foodies, this tapas-style situation allows diners to play, trying a little bit of everything that sounds good.

Crab fritters were accompanied by an addictive red curry sauce. For the more carnivorous, there are meaty options like Wagyu Beef Kefta and Moroccan Lamb Burger Snacks (served in two miniature, cute-as-a-button McDonald's-style containers). All snacks are priced between $6 (for a super cheesy Roasted Robiola Bread), to $12 (for what I can only assume is a pork three ways type of number called "Three Little Pigs").

Here's hoping SNACK has more staying power than its predecessor, though I will surely miss those Horne & Dekker biscuits. I recommend heading over to SNACK with friends, either on the patio (for some Henderson drunk watching) before it gets too damn hot, or to sit in Ken-doll-look-alike Brendan's section, and take his advice when it comes to cocktails.

SNACK is closed on Mondays, but makes up for it with Saturday and Sunday brunch service. Personally, I'll be back for brunch, specifically to see about a fried egg sandwich and some coconut griddle cakes.