Saturday, September 20, 2008

Southern Cookin'! Restarant Adventure Saturday

Howdy Everybody! It's been tricky lately to get out for our restaurant adventures--but today both Andy and Gooser had a half day at school so we were able to sneak out for a fun lunch together. We decided to try some Southern-style cooking and was it GOOD!

The first thing they put on the table were Johnny cakes with butter. They are like corn pancakes and crazy delicious!

Here's Pickle checking one out:
Though I think she preferred just eating the butter. Ew!
Oh, I forgot to mention that Batman was with us!
There's NO way this costume is going to make it to Halloween! He wears it every day!

There were lots of interesting things on the menu, so we decided to just order a bunch of stuff and share. OMG--fried green tomatoes! I think this might be my new addiction.
We sampled some fried plantains with rum sauce. Hello! Could anything be better?
Andy ate about three basketfuls (basketsful?--I don't know how to say that!) of the Johnny cakes! I think he has cow stomachs.
Next we tried some crawfish fritters. These were just a'ight for me--a little too fishy, but not bad.
Oh, I forgot to mention that this place was decorated in a really cool way--kind of like a bait shop! There were fish and fishing lures everywhere. I love old fishing lures.

And there was a neat window/mirror thing that I used to get some artsy pics:
OK back to the food. This was a Southern sampler of gumbo, jambalaya and red beans and rice. Really, really good--lots of sausage and chicken and seafood hiding in there!
And we got side orders of cheese grits and black-eyed peas. Pickle hit the grits pretty heavy!
Holy fried green tomatoes, Batman!!
Oh and I just had to try this drink: a fresh peach and pineapple colada. Wheeeeee!
Pickle says:
I love me some Southern cookin'!! Come for the food..

...stay for the fiddlin' raccoon!



Lori said...

Oh Jennifer, I am laughing so hard. Please go check out my blog today. Pretty pretty please. And bring some fried green tomatoes with you. :)

Anonymous said...

Your kids are a hoot! The old fishing rods made me think you might want to try my Thingamajig challenge because I love to walk down memory lane with others. Here is the challenge: I challenge you to go in to your drawers, closets, cabinets right now and find something that would go with my post on Thingamajig - link back to me to show everyone what we are doing - leave a comment with your post linked for others to go view. I would love to stroll down memory lane with you!


Shannon said...

Now this looks like my kind of place! YUM!

SouthernDogwoods said...

Oooo, look at those Fried Green Tomatoes! I have made my fair share this summer & have more in the freezer for fall & winter but those look delicious. Southern Food is the best!!!! Great post! and Great pics of your adventure!

oº˚ Homeschool Mom˚ºo said...

We eat stuff like that all the time -- Duh we are from louisiana! The crawfish would of been my favorite. I need to do this with the kids -- looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing -- Much Love

Kelly said...

What a cool seems to have all types of southern food. I was thinking you'd only have the fried green tomatoes, grits, collard greens, etc. But there was Cajun food?! Bonus in my book!!

Anonymous said...

Oh those tomatoes look to die for! And Pickle and her butter is so hilarious!

The raccoon...scary huh?

Jen said...

Looks like a great place to visit! So glad you were all able to find things you really liked!

Anonymous said...

Your commentary is spot on!!!! How do you find these places anyway??? I love all the pics...but I do especially like the cool ones with the window mirrors.

I'm jealous of everything Pickle eats. Z is crying right now because I cannot find the 1 thing he wants....although I've already fixed the 2 things he SAID he wanted. UGGGH!!!

Kaza said...

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by last night via Ann's GNO. Cool blog (and loving Pickle, what a cutie... Batman looks cute too but can't really see him!). That meal looked amazing. We've been living in the South for 2 years now and I've yet to have a Southern meal that good.

Ronda's Rants said...

Where do you live that you have all these cool restaurants? Mu Hubby and I want to copy you but we can't find an original restaurant in Tampa... we are going to keep looking! Great post as always!

Becky said...

You've got me wanting some fried food now!

amelia bedelia said...

I love fried green tomatoes!!That place looked like my kind of eatin'! precious pics of your kiddos! batman looked awesome!

Jo-Jo said...

Finally a place I can go out to eat with you and know what the heck I was doing!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness you've made me very hungry!!!
We don't have food like that in Portland, Oregon!

CaraBee said...

That all looks so good! I need to find a good Southern food restaurant around here. Those johnny cakes sound so delish!

Putting the FUN in DysFUNctional said...

I haven't had fried green tomatoes in forever. Mmmm.....