Monday, May 5, 2008


We made it to Hattie's Saturday night and it was well worth the wait. We were about 15 minutes late for our reservation and I was worried they would not let us in because it was SO crowded. The small waiting area was so crowded you could hardly make it to the hostess stand. Luckily, the hostess was very nice and had remembered us from the night before. I told her we got lost and she said that it was no problem.

Everything on the menu looked good. It was hard to make a decision because there were several things I wanted to try. We started out with appetizers of a crab cake, wedge salad and a really unusual, but highly recommended appetizer. It was small figs, stuffed with blue cheese and walnuts and wrapped in prosciutto. It was really good. It is the first time I have ever had a fig and the sweet fig, with the tangy blue cheese and the crunch of the walnut with the salty prosciutto was really good. The crab cake was 98% crab with just a little filler. Very good.

I had the pecan crusted catfish that was delicious. My only complaint is that it was served over the mashed potatoes (that were also delicious). I like to keep my food separate so I would have preferred that the potatoes not be stuck to the bottom of the fish making it soggy. I know that it makes for a prettier plate, but not for the ultimate taste.

Justin had the bacon wrapped jalapeno quail and Pops had the shrimp and grits. Both were really good. The only food that none of us liked were the side of braised greens. That is not Hattie's fault, we are just not "greens" people. I don't think you can do anything to them to make them taste like anything other than weeds.

Great dessert. They have a "fried" pie of the day with coconut ice cream. We had the blackberry. The "fried" crust was made from puff pastry. It tasted like funnel cake. Melt in your mouth.

We have had a pretty good run with new restaurants this past week. We have found 3 new one and we will definitely be back.

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Sandra at 7th St. Studio said...

I have a fig tree in my back yard that is covered in fruit...can't wait for them to ripen to try this out!!! I want to go eat with your make me hungry just reading the blog!!!-Sandra