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Tallulah for Brunch--Report

Sallie | Jun 22, 2005 11:33 AM

I finally made it to Tallulah for brunch on Sunday. I love it for small bar plates in the evening, but my brunch was sort of disappointing.

I had an oyster po-boy, which was a total miss. I should just know better than to order such a thing at a "fancy" place. The oysters were breaded with something more akin to panko than cornmeal or batter, and they were a tad overdone and definitely tasteless. The remoulade was fine, but very sparsely applied. The main problem, though, was the bread: it was a tough baguette. It seemed like my teeth were going to be ripped out of my head, and I had cuts all over the roof of my mouth. All of this vigorous gnawing caused constant oyster dislocation, so I kept having to pick up said tasteless oysters and stuff them back into the sandwich.

The french fries and my muscadet were good. The house-made(?) ketchup is far too sweet.

My husband had the breakfast burrito with roast duck, which was very good and came with a great sauce.

Overall, I was surprised that it wasn't busier, especially on Father's Day. The brunch is very reasonably priced--between $7 and $11 for entrees, I think--but I'll definitely never get the oyster po-boy again.

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