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The Old Mill, Talladega, AL


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The Old Mill, Talladega, AL

Limster | Oct 24, 2003 01:44 AM

Fried dill pickles are great! Crispy golden cornmeal dotted batter, firm sour sliced pickles, and for extra richness, a heavy creamy dipping sauce made on the premises. Little dabs of the dip, with a good gush of hot sauce made for a great bite.

Good tasty wings and a commendable if moderately hot sauce.

The fried catfish is probably one of the best I've had in ages. Great flavour -- very clean tasting, pure and almost faintly sweet. Truly supple and moist too. The bits of cornmeal in the batter was lovely, giving off tiny hard crunches, full of gumption, great with a nice douse of hot sauce. Satisyfing cole slaw, chubby hush puppied with a good thick crunchy crust and ordinary planks of fries.

Toffee-thick and sticky caramel layer in the caramel pie was exceedingly good. All the wonderful complexities of dark burnt sugar. A homey stiff layer of whipped cream, good fresh tasting chunks of pecan and a motherly crust.

Lovely sweet tea. Wish I had more of this made properly up here in Boston.

A charmingly decorated restaurant, set by a running stream. There is really a mill and waterwhell, and the spacious windowed walls give a gentle view of the woods and water. A relaxing rustic place to savour honest food.

Owed this wonderful lunch to a great buddy of mine who grew up in nearby Birmingham and proclaims this place his favourite.

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