Elizabeth’s Restaurant in the Bywater

I’ve been to Elizabeth’s Restaurant for breakfast and for lunch so tonight I took some of my fellow authors from the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival there for dinner.

The only real illumination seemed to be candles but the atmosphere encouraged the trading of secrets in the darkness. They started us with corn bread muffins and that just whetted our appetite for more.

I ordered the fried chicken. It came with pickles to add a bite to the tender meat and crisp coating. Definitely in my top ten for fried chicken in the city. The mashed potatoes needed a little gravy but were otherwise delicious. The red beans and rice were a touch bland but some hot sauce fixed that.

fried chicken

Marie Castle had the lamb burger. Cooked medium rare, it was juicy and well seasoned.

lamb burger

Cindy Rizzo had the catfish and it just melted in your mouth. On Facebook, she posted – “Best.catfish.ever. Loved it.” My pesky camera flash made hash of the mashed potatoes but, trust me it tasted a whole lot better than it looks in this picture.

catfish

Lori Horvitz had the panned pork chop with brown gravy. Very well cooked chop and the gravy was lip smacking good. Again, the picture I took doesn’t do justice to the plate.

pork chop

I really enjoy my visits to Elizabeth’s. The food isn’t pretentious; it is just really good. The walls are covered with art from Dr. Bob (famous for those Be Nice or Leave signs you see about town), the staff is friendly and they don’t rush you. So give yourself a gift and get over there soon. Your taste buds will thank you.

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