Royal Gets New Chef (Cable Smith) Equals New Menu New Late Night Bites
Royal appoints Albuquerque’s Cable Smith as Executive Chef. Smith is a kitchen veteran of acclaimed dining destinations such as Foreign & Domestic in Austin, TX, Richard Blais’ HD1 in Atlanta, and most recently, “Best New Restaurant” RAMMY Finalist Requin.The engineer-turned-Chef with almost a decade of culinary experience came to Royal last month and in addition to working with the family-owned eatery on a new menu for the late spring/early summer season, has recently added a small late-night menu, some dessert options, and happy hour food specials for the first time ever.
A relationship brought Chef Smith to the Washington, DC area, where he most recently served as Chef de Cuisine at Requin, finalist for “Best New Restaurant” of 2016 in the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington’s RAMMY Awards this year.
NEW! Chilled Corn Soup ($9), Kale Caesar ($11), Pork Belly ($13), Grilled Shrimp ($16), Fried Chicken Sandwich ($16), Charred Skirt Steak Escabeche ($22), Whole Grilled Branzino ($25) and the Whole Roasted Chicken ($35 whole/$25 for half portion), Passion Fruit Tart ($10)
LATE NIGHT: Handmade Tamales ($10) available from 10:00pm to close on Sunday-Thursday and 11:00pm to close on Friday and Saturday.
HAPPY HOUR (3:00pm-7:00pm): House Fries ($5/reg. $10), Pork Empanadas ($4/reg. $6), Cheese Arepa ($7/reg. $9), Grilled Avocado ($7/reg. $11), Hearts of Palm Arepa ($8/reg. $11) and Beef Arepa ($8/reg. $13).