Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/6/20
What if we told you that you could be a special agent rewarded with food? Enter Clues and Cocktails who traditionally would have you for dinner and a mystery show at their Auburn Ave location or games in their themed bar, but their new to-go and take out option keeps the fun going all the way to your door. An alternative to the boring take-out and delivery night, Clues and Cocktails invites you to order take-out and a mission for a non-traditional date night, game night, and everything in between. Do you have what it takes to crack the code and reap your food reward? Let’s find out.
When you order and select a mission, The Package comes to life as you become a special agent to stop bad guys like a superhero! Given a mission from Special Agent 048, you will crack codes, clues, and puzzles to complete thwart bandits from intercepting the package and receive a special code to open it upon arrival. The game turns out to be easy and fun and you even get to get a code to open the lock on your food. We successfully unlocked ours. Will you?
We got to try one entrée, The Collusion, but they have a ton of sandwich and salads for anyone looking for something handheld or healthy. Don’t let Clues and Cocktails deceive you, they may not have food in their name, but they have some mean bites. The Collusion is a boat of mac n cheese topped with spicy collards, baked chicken, more cheese, with cornbread and cowboy caviar on the side. It was a lot of food! Starting with our favorite, the cornbread, it was some of the best we’ve eaten in a very long time. It was savory and sweet topped with a fruit concoction that makes it almost a dessert. I wish there were more in my package because I could have eaten a whole pan full. What was even better that some of it got on top of my food and it gave it a delicious sweetness. The chicken was tender and well-seasoned, the mac and cheese was super cheesy, and what really made this dish was the spicy collard greens. They were perfectly cooked and mixed with hot sauce to give the dish some spice. It was a collusion of flavors that we really enjoyed. On the side, we also really enjoyed the cowboy caviar, a creamy and crunchy mix of beans, avocado, onion, corn, and a hint of lime. It was so refreshing and a great contrast to the hearty main entrée.
We can’t wait to try their bar, cocktails, and experience a mystery soon at Clues and Cocktails. This message will self-destruct in 3, 2, 1.