Had dinner at Hungry Mother last night and was very pleased. We didn't have reservations so we ended up at a table in the bar, which was fine. I had the fried oysters appetizer, fried catfish with rice and collard greens and the lemon panne cotta with vanilla poached pears. All were very good and I thought the dessert was particularly fine.
One of my friends had the shrimp & grits with tasso ham, which I liked even better than the oysters and they both had the "french-style" gnocchi, which I also liked better than my own choice.
We had between us 3 beers and two martinis, 3 espressos, 3 deserts, three apps and three main courses and left completely stuffed for about $60/head including tip. The only minor issue was the overly-attentive staff who interrupted conversations several times to ask (generically) how things were going.
I would definitely eat there again and recommend it to anyone interested in their sophisticated-southern chow
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