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Mother In Law Report, Pt. 3, 4, 5 Smitty's, Ammo, Hitching Post II

JudiAU | Dec 30, 200312:26 PM

Smitty's fries food.

They fry chicken parts, four types of fish, shrimp, various starches, and a few things I haven't tried yet.

Everything is fried to order with a deft touch after being dredged in a deeply flavored cornmeal batter. I particularly like their shrimp and red snapper. The shrimp tails add crunch.

The hot sauce is unmarked but it tasted like Crystal. The coleslaw is fresh, crunchy, and sweet. The collard greens are quite possibly vegetarian and a little basic tasting, a state that can be remedied by 1/4 cup of Crystal. The peach cobbler can be ignored.

We had lunch on Christmas Eve day at Ammo. Husband has a good, freshly made turkey burger with hand cut fries. My MIL and I both had the brown rice bowl.

Me? The brown rice bowl with vegetables and tofu?

When burrata and softly poached eggs and good bacon are on the menu?

It really is that good. Or maybe I don't eat enough hippy food to judge. Either way, I really like it.

A mixture of good quality vegetables including a lot of asparagus, soft fried tofu, brown rice, and pico de gallo. I request it extra spicy. Every time we eat this meal we say we should eat it more often. At least 1/3 of the lunch crowd is eating it too. And everyone is always trying to extra information about the "secret sauce" from the waitstaff but they always swear there isn't one. Good iced green tea.

Hitching Post II was again quite good. My quail were not the avian perfection of the past-- the skin was fairly flabby.

The steaks were again richly flavored with fat and oak smoke but the standout was, as always, the artichoke. Tender leaves covered with a salt lick. The oak grilled artichoke is probably my favorite vegetable available anywhere. And French fries fried in beef fat are always a treat.

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