Cooking up a storm in Inglewood!
elbow deep in dulce de leche
A Pinky Tuscadero shake from Bobbie's is my heading-to-Publix summer tradition. That plus a large fry is seriously a perfect meal!
Don't forget Jim & Nick's Taco Tuesday menu! I'm partial to the catfish tacos; the hubby likes Hot Link. Plus cheap Coronas and margaritas. Heading that way tonight!
It really is a wonderful place, great staff, always feel welcome and leave stuffed. Those little biscuit muffins are bonkers good.
Plus ones to all of these:
Cooker (the bread! squash casserole too)
Mosko's (chicken salad club)
Parco !!! (fruit tea! I dream about it. And green tea panna cotta. And the basil tuna)
Jimmy Carl's (but hopefully we'll get those ribs soon! maybe even at Record Store Day, eh?)
Alley Cat (that chicken sandwich)
Jamaica's (crazy hot wings)
Red Wagon (biscuits! and the Neil Diamond benedict)
Plus my short list:
Goat cheese salad at Basantes Green Hills, and the triple creme brulee. And the tomato bisque.
The soy lime salad dressing at Ken's Japanese, which I used to dip all my sushi into. I stopped going when they took the soy lime off the menu. Maybe they added it back?
This one's out of town, but the hush puppies at Bill's Catfish out on Ashland City Highway were the prototype against which all other hush puppies will be judged. I worked there in the summer during college, best catfish, best hush puppies, best chocolate pie.
I DIDN'T SEE THE STICKY RICE FROM GINGER!! Oh, damn. Their sticky rice with mango honestly might be my favorite dessert in the city. So good and satisfying that it made me skip popcorn at a subsequent movie, and that NEVER happens.
Those scallops from Kayne Prime seriously blew my mind. I think it was Jack Silverman who was commenting that it's the restaurants we aren't necessarily excited to try that end up winning the night, which is certainly true in my experience. I almost skipped Kayne Prime entirely and am so glad I didn't!
My top three: Hot Diggity Dogs, Tavern and the Belgian ones that come with the steak frites on Margot's brunch menu. YUM.
I've repeatedly told the story of our first visit to the Southern, marathon weekend last year, admittedly very soon after they opened. It was nearly empty at 5 pm on Sunday and our server greeted us by running up to our table and saying, "I have to tell you guys everything we're out of." You know, it's the Southern Steak and Oyster Bar; he proceeded to list every steak and every oyster on the menu. And then forgot our drinks. And forgot our appetizer. There was clearly no manager on the floor to notice what a comedy of errors we were submitted to.
In fairness, now I work across the street from the Southern and eat there every few weeks, and it's always absolutely stellar. We were just the unfortunate victims of (expensive) growing pains.
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