I don’t often do restaurant reviews. Generally, it’s because I don’t consider myself any kind of expert, and I feel that someone else could do the review more justice that I could. But, that said, I had a dining experience this past weekend that I can’t pass up the opportunity to rave about.
Sunday night, Cla, Foodie, BNB and I went out to dinner at Eatonville. I first heard about the restaurant back in the spring, and had been meaning to go since it opened, so I was particularly excited. Plus I had already perused the menu online and knew, without a doubt, that I’d have to try their hushpuppy.
Let me tell you – 1) it looked exactly like the photo (none of this dressing-it-up-for-the-camera business), and 2) to say that it did not disappoint would be an understatement.
Everything we had was rich and flavorful, without completely overdoing it and sending us into food comas. From the Fried Oysters to the Three Cheese Mac and Cheese to the Shrimp and Crawfish Etoufee…my mouth is watering just thinking about them again.
The decor, in and of itself, was just as rich as the food. High ceilings, plenty of space, and intriguing artwork all contributed to the experience and atmosphere.
(photo credit: Prince of Petworth)
Inside that little fenced in area were a couple small tables, complete with rocking chairs – your own little front porch dining within the restaurant. I kind of want to sit there next time.
And, last but certainly not least, let’s not forget about the cocktails. I am, more often than not, a beer girl. Occasionally, I’ll throw a gin and tonic in there, just to mix things up. But here, I couldn’t pass up the chance to try a Debutante – a mix of crushed strawberries, tequila, amaretto, and pomegranate juice. And exactly what I was in the mood for.
The rest of the drink menu looked promising, as well, and you can bet that I’ll be back there for happy hour to take advantage of the specials.
Who wants to come with?