Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Restaurant Review: The Catfish Shack! Dewitt, Arkansas

This weekend, an unexpected return visit to Arkansas brought us to a secret jewel in the southeast corner of the state. Although I have somewhat of a yuppie career choice, my country roots always bring me back to what I love.
Southern comfort food with a wonderful family to share it with. Dewitt, Arkansas is actually smack dab in the middle of one of the most fertile areas in all the world for rice production. No, they don't produce a lot of Organic rice, or serve a lot of whole grain rice medley, or boast about sustainable agricultural practices, they just put their nose down to the grindstone and produce a large portion of the food that feeds America. Today's Sunday special was the chicken fried steak with white gravy, fried okra, corn, and owe so special polished, bone-white rice!
No Sunday suppa would be complete with out a little D-Zert! Chocolate creme-de-la-creme, mouse au chocolat? Nope, just classic chocolate pie! Umm umm, life back home is one to be treasured. Back to school to recreate the comfort food that makes us all remember home and the one's we love. Wine Pairing with today's meal: Sweet Tea with extra sugga!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This will remain one of my favorite blogs you have written!
Guess because I was there and just maybe the nice company you mentioned you were surrounded by!
Loved the sweeeeeeeeet tea paring
and sharing that good ole country comfort food with you!

William said...

That pie looks dang good. I think I might have to go down there just for that.