Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I returned since my last post to try the fried oyster Po' Boy. $5 for a half during all Phillies games. The place filled up quickly, and many groups left when they realized that they couldn't come to a small neighborhood bar with a group of four or more during the Phillies playoffs with great food and specials on a Friday night and expect to get seats. I don't exactly know what they had anticipated, but it was amusing nonetheless. The Po' Boy was well executed. The oysters were fantastic, crispy on the outside but burst with brininess on the inside, as though they had funneled some crisp ocean water inside somehow.
The "pickles" were a melange fall vegeatables, cucumbers excluded, and were heavily seasoned with what I believe was five-spice. I am not a fan, and found the anise flavor overwhelming. However others I was eating with found them delicious. It depends on your palate, I suppose.
I had to go with the cornmeal crusted fried chicken again, and it was just as good as last time. With three flat screen tv's to watch the game, coupled with beer and food specials, this is a great place to watch the game. Cheers to Catahoula, I am glad to have you around.