Served with French fries, tartar sauce. Happy hour $7
Red Hot & Blue, Herndon VA
These were small and there weren’t many, but they tasted pretty good. I liked the cornmeal crust. The fries were the soft, limp kind but I actually really liked them. The not most heart healthy plate though, lol!
With pad thai. $9.99
Coriander Gourmet Thai, San Francisco CA
Ugh, I swear that their pad thai gets worse each time I visit! It has become more dry and bland. That catfish was ok, but you it’s harder to mess up fried food covered in sauce. The sauce wasn’t spicy at all though.
String beans, mac & cheese, hush puppy, cornbread muffin. 2 item combo $16
Sandra Dee’s Barbeque & Seafood, Sacramento CA
I liked most of the items on this plate. The bbq pork ribs were delicious, tender, and the bbq sauce had a nice heat to it. The mac and cheese was oozy-gooey and just the way I like it! The catfish strips were tiny and not properly cleaned (there was a lot of that gross silver crap that gives it a metallic flavor), and the muffin was a dense, dry hockey puck. The beans were fine, and the hush puppy was slightly greasy. I don’t know if I’d go running back when in the Sacramento area because there are other bbq places to try first.
Basic po boy with lettuce, tomato and mayo on a toasted roll. $8.49
Queen’s Louisiana Po-Boy Cafe, San Francisco CA
I don’t think I can review this sandwich fairly because I got it to-go and it wilted a little before I was able to eat it. I will say that the catfish was flavorful, but a little greasy.
Beer kegs outside The Dubliner pub, 24th Street.
Two farm-raised catfish fillets, macaroni n’ cheese and country green beans. $9.69
Cracker Barrel Restaurant, North Charleston SC
Oh well for my attempt to order something healthy. These catfish fillets were pan fried in LOTS of butter. They tasted good, but I really wasn’t in the mood for another heavy meal. I can’t pass up mac & cheese though! This version was pretty good!
Turnip greens with pork bits.
Made-from-scratch corn muffins and butter.
Catfish clay pot simmered in traditional homestyle sauce and garlic, spinkled with black pepper, served with a bowl of steamed jasmine rice. $11.25
Ben Tre Vietnamese Homestyle Cuisine, South San Francisco CA
This was one of the saddest clay pots I’ve had in a while! The three pieces of fish were SUPER small and most of the liquid in the sauce had been cooked down too much making it SUPER salty, yuck! I expected more substance from this dish. Don’t think I’ll be ordering this again!
With lettuce, tomato, cheddar chesese, green tomato, and tartar sauce on a toasted hoagie roll. Served with jalapeno-peach coleslaw and butter pickles. $12
Magnolia’s – Uptown Down South, Charleston SC
SO good! The catfish was delicious and perfectly fried – not greasy at all. The jalapeno-peach coleslaw was a pleasant option and you gotta love butter pickles. The sandwich was pretty large but the upper hoagie bun was too thick for me. I wish they could have toasted it a little more.
Housemade bread and butter. I know that the butter was flavored but I forget what it was exactly – it was delicious though!
Daughters of the Confederacy Museum. This historic building sits on the corner of Market Street and Meeting Street at the western end off covered market area. It looks cool from the outside, but I haven’t gone inside yet. I like that you can walk underneath it to enter the market behind it.