Stopped by Keith's Place on Blue Hill Ave in the Dot. yesterday to eat and they nearly had to wheel me out when I was done. Galleygirl had mentioned this place as potential competition to Chef Lee's fried chicken (pre-steam table days, alas) also in Dorchester. Upon arriving, I noticed they only served brunch on Sundays so the fried quarter chicken trial will have to wait, that is if they serve it.
So I ordered the cajun catfish strips which also came with 2 eggs, grits and home-style potatoes (choice, but I ordered both) and 2 pieces of wheat or white (I ordered wheat with extra butter) toast. Those grits remind me of the grits back home in Georgia, not baked the way other places up here prepare them. Added extra butter, salt and pepper and ate the whole large cup. The eggs were perfectly fried and the toast served as a great vessel for moppin' up the yolk. The homestyle fries were interesting - thinly sliced pieces of potatoes, cooked with lots of onions and peppers. Ok but not destination food. The only weak spot was the cajun catfish strips. The cornmeal breading was a bit thick but they were otherwise bland, which is I guess why they over-coated them with dried rosemary which wasn't the right addition. Oh well, I'll still go back.
Washed everything down with two sweet teas and a water. $11 pre-tip.
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