One of my favorite things about SPLIT Social Kitchen is the irreverent humor that gives you the feeling they don’t take themselves too seriously—even though the quality of food would tell you otherwise.
That irreverence is right there in the name. Owners Dylan Collins and Kristen Douglas were a couple. They have a kid. Then they split up (get it?). Now they’re in business together slinging clever and accessible eats with a sense of humor.
The irreverence is right there in the menu. For example, a few weeks after I ate at SPLIT, they announced that their weekly specials for the next few days were going to be tributes to… wait for it… Taco Bell menu items. The idea is hilarious, but I am confident the dishes were executed well.
In fact, that’s the crux of my review of SPLIT: creativity, executed well. Take the Country Club Cassie salad. It’s a wedge, but it’s been tweaked and elevated. The dressing is house-smoked bleu. The bacon is lardon—and chicken fried bacon. Both! And there are crushed pistachios for a little extra surprise. It could have just been a wedge, but it isn’t. It’s more.
My husband Eli and I loved everything we tried. After spending some time studying the touchless menu (a thoughtful COVID-times feature I greatly appreciated), we decided to share three items: the Chiliville Chicken Sandwich, the Gracie Lane and the Baby Daddy.