Artisan Meat Share
I am not sure that there could have been a more perfect birthday lunch. I could eat pickles, peas and any sort of charcuterie every day and it would never get old and these versions were fantastic. Midway through dinner I was kicking myself for not just coming back here!
Pea and peanut salad, green goddess dressing
Bread and butter pickles
Darling Oyster Bar
I should have known better than to pick a relatively new spot for my birthday dinner. I think Darling Oyster Bar has potential and I can’t say that we disliked anything. However the tuna poke was completely devoid of any flavor and the grapes a strange component. But one of my biggest pet peeves transpired when the majority of these dishes were brought at one time and wouldn’t fit on our small 2-top table. I did not care at all in what order these items arrived. However there is no excuse for a server not being able to course them out. I shouldn’t have to juggle plates and inhale last bites just to make room on the table.
Hush Puppies – Geechie Boy corn meal, sorghum butter
Tuna Poke – white grapes, shoyu, sesame seed
Shrimp & Grits – cheddar grits, crispy brussels, country ham, fennel
Snapper Ceviche – fennel, Cara Cara orange, lime, coriander
The Gin Joint
Certainly this was a must-do stop in the middle of Negroni week!