Sauteed crispy catfish in spicy chili paste, with beans and basil. Served with rice and salad. $14
Banana House, San Francisco CA
The price has gone up a dollar since last time. I do like this fried catfish though. I wish it was a little more spicy, but I really like the flavors.
Blackened imported catfish served over shrimp and crawfish rice and creole sauce, biscuit. $16.79
BB King’s Blues Club, Memphis TN
This dish was really flavorful and I liked that the creole sauce had a bit of a kick to it. The catfish, unfortunately, was on the dry side so that was disappointing. We were also seated at a horrible table even though the club wasn’t very full when we arrive and throughout our stay. #fail
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.