Restaurant Roulette with Suzanne! August Issue!
There are 3 rules to the game:
1) Every month one person picks the places to dine.
2) No one in the group could have eaten there before.
3) Everyone splits the bill.
Follow me on this journey of tasting new things and learning more about the city I love! Feel free to use this game with your own family or friends and share below the amazing places you find throughout your travels!
This month we explored two great finds, my picks for the month. Pusadee's Garden has been in existence for around 10 years but closed for about 2 years for a total renovation (slowed down due to COVID). We agreed to consider it a first time attendance since it is a total makeover - restaurant and menu. It is a WOW!! Moss Architects did an amazing job of incorporating the original restaurant and all new addition and courtyard.
They did a stunning job!! The design, surface choices, furnishings, wallpaper--just everything is great. Toadflax has created a lush garden that is very creative.
We started with drinks, Rachael a Boochie Mama ($16) and I a One Steep At a Time ($14). I did not care for Rachael's but mine was smooth and both were nicely garnished.
We ordered three appetizers. The pork belly with sweet chili garlic was a generous portion and was really tender. ($10)
The roti - a sweet potato/shredded chicken yellow curry was served with some kind of nice pita chip. It was sweet but very tasty. The dishes were served hot and we had lovely, quick service. ($9)
The spicy green mango salad was delicious and had a bit of a kick. ($9) If you are looking for a different but nice evening out, Pusadee's Garden will not disappoint.
Then we headed to Monroeville to Coast & Main, a seafood/steak house located in the Monroeville Mall. It is an upscale restaurant with nice service, a great bar menu and an impressive offering of seafood and steaks. It is an independent restaurant. I had never heard of anyone dining there but decided to give it a try once we read the dessert menu. Their pastry chef is amazing!
We ordered the Triple Layered Chocolate cake. It was a HUGE slice, dense cake, fabulous creamy chocolate frosting decorated with bit of chocolate decorations that were superb. ($12)
BUT the fried banana split won the prize! The warm banana is coated in crushed pecans. Three scoops of ice cream--vanilla with strawberry, chocolate and habanero cinnamon ice cream topped with candied pineapple, then adorned with peppered candied bacon and whipped cream. ($12) Oh my goodness is all I can say. Next time it is the bar menu at Coast & Main and a try at a different dessert... maybe the Affogato?
Until next time, stay safe and happy eating!