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My Culinary Hobby - 05/16/14

  My wife and I like to eat out.  Lately when we're able to get away we've been making an effort to try new restaurants.  It has led to some interesting meals.  A few weeks back we had dinner at The Southern downtown.  I'd been there for lunch but this dinner was my first.  The place is known for steaks and oysters but I just wasn't in the mood.  I got a fried chicken dish with sides that included some type of greens (which I normally don't eat) and an awesome mac and cheese.  It had a number of different cheeses. 
  Taking my wife's advice, I ate them together.  What an explosion of flavor.  It was fabulous.  We need some inspiration.  Tell me about some of your favorite places. 

 

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