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Richmond - Comfort, now what?

AMFM | Apr 16, 2008 03:58 PM

Finally got to Comfort last night and it was indeed fabulous. There were four of us and we ordered a ton (because we wanted to try everything and we didn't know how big it all would be!) and there really wasn't a miss in the bunch. Even the few we didn't love as well were good - just maybe not the orderers favorite.
Starters: we tried them all it seemed. Shrimp and grits were a standout - amazing and very different. Fried green tomatoes were perfectly executed. I confess to liking the potato cakes - yummy although super filling and fattening. The sausage was very good, but probably our least favorite. Milder/sweeter than expected.
As for the entrees - venison and meatloaf were great. I LOVED my cafish. The steak was a steak.
Sides: The fired okra and beets were super yummy. The greens and brussel sprouts were both good (but different and both vinegary - I shouldn't have paired them!) The sweet potato puree was a good version - I bet it'd be great with the pork. Creamed spinach was excellent. Green beans were very good but not the southern style expected. Scalloped potatoes were a big hit. Mac'n'cheese was mixed. I liked it as a creamy side to crunchy fried catfish and the vinegar-y greens wth a kick. Hubby thought they were too bland and needed more of a cheese flavor. But he was eating the steak.
Dessert: we were STUFFED despite bringing home a lot of leftovers but the banana pudding was insanely amazing.
Oh and the wines/beers/bourbons were great too. Other than a bit loud everything was perfect. Walked around a bit in the area first which was nice too. Got to see a bunch of places I'd heard off.

So now where should I go on Friday? Still want to do interesting but since my hubby didn't pick this one (he's the super boring eater - meat, potatoes, spicy!) and definitely enjoyed it the least, I want something he'll love... TIA

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