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Feb 22, 2009 06:48 AM

hungry mother suggestions

what are the most current favorites at hungry mother?

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  1. I just had the trout there and it was delicious - I had the side of grits (w/o ham) for an appetizer, and loved it, and had bites of coconut cake and lemon chess pie for dessert, and both were incredible.


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    1. re: sallyt

      thanks sallyt... one of the group eats fish but no meat. any other good fish items on the menu. i see some catfish.

      1. re: cockscomb

        I had the catfish cakes which were good, though the smokey ness of the catfish I found a bit stronger than I would like. I also had the French-style gnocchi, which they topped with freshly shaved truffles. Absolutely delicious.

    2. shrimp and grits, gnocchi.. :)

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      1. re: marilees

        Second the shrimp & grits. Absolutely sublime. FYI: It is listed on the menu as an appetizer but you can get it as an entree (or is it the other way around?) Either way, you have the option to get a small or larger plate --just make sure you get it!
        But honestly, in my opinion, you can't go wrong with anything on the menu there. It's all delicious. Enjoy.

        1. re: StriperGuy

          Catfish IS really good. Though the shrimp & grits are my favorite (just in case you can't tell...)

        2. tongue canape, fried oysters and tabasco were my favorites

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          1. re: that_reeks_ugly

            Second the tongue canape. Third or fourth the shrimp and grits. Sad the deviled eggs have been taken off the menu.

            1. re: yumyum

              I liked the deviled eggs, but really prefer my wife's version. The tongue canape is exquisite, I could order 5 or 6 of those and be happy. The shrimp and grits, and the gnocchi, are both top notch.

          2. any recommendations on the cocktails? They look impressive...

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            1. re: Spenbald

              I don't remember what it was called, but I had one there with bourbon and sorghum syrup that was mighty tasty.

              1. re: Spenbald

                Hungry Mother's No. 53 is my favorite cocktail in the city right now; sailor jerry rum, yellow chartreuse, lemon juice. Very smooth. Not too boozy. No. 42 was a hit with Mr. P; gin, dry vermouth, bitters and honey syrup. And all the dishes we had were terrific. Only complaint – they were out of the Trout I so desired.

                1. re: Spenbald

                  My SO and I were there about a week ago ... and i told the waitress that I like to have a campari soda before a fine meal ... and left it up to the bartender to make me a drink (theres a separate charge for whatever the bartender wants to make for you) - and was extremely pleased by the "negroni" alternative (with port as the sweetner). it was an awesome and creative drink. I am sure that they can make anything you like - but every now and then I like to give the bartender the chance to shine within some general guidelines of course - and shine he did!