a favorite dish of mine to order at restaurants is shrimp and grits. luckily, we have so many wonderful restaurants in town that serve this dish. i have been lucky enough to try several variations of this dish while eating out around town. it’s fascinating to me to experience the different ways in which chefs prepare shrimp and grits. this particular variation at MONDO was truly a winner. on a side note: i realize that some of you who are not familiar with the south may think this (shrimp and grits) is a rather odd pairing. you’ll just have to trust me on this one when i say it works surprisingly well. like i said…out of all the great food in my city, i choose to enjoy this as much as i can.
MONDO is one of susan spicer’s restaurants. we have been for dinner and brunch recently and we enjoyed it very much each time. i got the shrimp and grits a few weeks ago when we went for brunch and i was delighted with my choice. most of the food there is quite different and i enjoy this because the pairings are unique and everything that i’ve tried has been bursting with flavor.
some other things we’ve tried and enjoy at MONDO are the smoked half chicken with thyme mustard jus, sautéed gulf fish with green beans, mondo bleu cheese burger with griddled onions, and the vanilla lemongrass sorbet
if you are ever in this area of town, i highly suggest you stop in and give this restaurant a try. the atmosphere is nice, the prices decent, and, most importantly, the food is delicious. herbsaint and bayona are two other susan spicer restaurants in town. haven’t tried these yet, but i would love to eventually.
shrimp and grits is something that i have not been adventurous enough to try making at home. just nervous that i will not be able to get the sauce/gravy flavorful enough. i’m sure i’ll end up trying this sooner or later and i’ll make sure to let you know when i do!