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Southern Accents - Summerlicious


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Southern Accents - Summerlicious

canadianbeaver | Jul 20, 2008 06:31 AM

Today is my boyfriend and my four-year anniversary, so we thought it would be nice to go out last night for a Summerlicious meal to celebrate. We wanted something that we'd never had before, and decided that the Southern Accents menu fit the bill (it's Cajun). We made reservations the very first night that you could (june 19th, so a month before our actual reservations). We wanted 7:30 p.m., but they told us 6:30 or 8:30 only. We took 6:30. We showed up a bit early because we had planned on walking around the neighbourhood first, but it was pouring rain. They took us on a long travel around the restaurant (for those of you who have never been there - it's in an old house, so it's like the Madison bar in that it has multiple levels and nooks and crannies). Finally, we got to the top level, where they put in a room with no atmosphere at all, and the only other people in the room was a party of 20 people including three screaming babies. I asked that we be moved. They said, "Why do you want to move?" I explained this was our anniversary and we would like somewhere a bit more quiet and romantic than this. They moved us back downstairs.

The menu sounded delicious as well. However, every dish was about the size of my finger. The antipasta for one came with one slice of cheese, one slice of proscutto, two arthichoke hearts. My main course was the sausage and shrimp skewers - it had four pieces of cut up sausage and three baby shrimp on each skewer. The menu promised grilled corn, but I got potatoes on my plate (and I hate potatoes). The only winner was the dessert, a banana spring roll (really just deep fried banana), but overall not very impressive at all. They served us so quickly that we were out of there in forty minutes. I would not go back.

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