Tuesday, April 13, 2010


My final review from our recent trip down south is for the riverside eatery, Dockside. Located on that charming River Street, it was the first of several riverside restaurants we happened upon. Since we still needed to scope out the rest of the street, we thought we'd just take note of its menu and choose between the dozen or so cafes after we'd seen the sum total.

Dockside had the lunch menu that ultimately drew us back. It had lots of sandwiches and seafood and even if one sat inside one could still enjoy the warm spring day, with the four sets of louvered doors wide open in the sunshine.

All I want to talk about is this dish:

When the server took our order, I said I'd start with an appetizer - shrimp and grits. A slow grin came over her face and she told me I wouldn't be sorry. Now that is what you want to hear when you place an order.

Oh, it was So Good.

The texture of the grits reminded me of fried mush. It was cut into a square and the outside had a crispy coating. Several good-sized shrimp topped it and a ham gravy was poured over all. That ham gravy made the whole thing. Now, I've never even heard of ham gravy, but you had better believe I will attempt to recreate it at home. I've already purchased my ham soup base with which to experiment.

I'll let you know how it goes.

P.S. I found Savannah absolutely charming. If you go, please go in April. I've never seen such azaleas!


  1. that sounds super good! Please do report back because I want to make/eat that too.

  2. You know, I had a ham bone and was so tempted to give it a try, but I needed that ham bone to make ham and beans while I was away all day substitute teaching.


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