We admit it, this restaurant is a splurge but what a wonderful splurge it is, and it’s nice to know of a high-end restaurant that is happy to welcome you and your dog. Which The Trellis does in style on their lovely pet-friendly patio. As for the food—what we can say, it’s hard to know where to start. Well, how about with Gnocchi Duck Confit or Chilled Asparagus with Prosciutto & Garlic Herb Cheese? The main selections are a cross between classic steakhouse and southern fare with a twist: Shrimp and Grits, Black Angus Rib-eye Steak, Whole Rainbow Trout with Crab and Cornbread Stuffing. Dessert, if you have room, is simply Death by Chocolate. What a way to go! Open seven days a week, for lunch, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; for dinner, Monday through Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m., Sunday 4 to 9 p.m.; for brunch, Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If you’ve got a taste for genuine barbecue, this is your place. If you can smoke it, it’s on the menu—brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken bar-b-que, as well as whole smoked chicken and smoked St. Louis-style ribs. There are also burgers and dogs, Brunswick stew, Smoked Brisket Chili, Fresh Southern-Style Collards, Hushpuppies, and a host of other southern sides. Enjoy it all with your pooch in their pet-friendly outdoor seating section. Pierce’s does not serve alcohol. Open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.