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Suggestion for Sunday Brunch

2001-07-05 13:34:30+00 by ebradway 5 comments

I've been looking for someplace I can get catfish delivered to an uncle in Massachusetts (he was transplanted years ago from Arkansas) and came across this restaurant. You'll have to check it out and let Dan tell you how authentic it is.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:03+00 by: Dan Lyke

Whoah! Road trip to Santa Clara! And their "Accolades and Awards" are wonderfully non-Bay Area: "5-time Restaurant of the Month featured at Costco Wholesale".

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:03+00 by: Dan Lyke

Hang on, I just thought about this. We used to catch catfish out of the pond behind our house when I lived on the west side of the Berkshires all the time. What part of Massachusets is he in that he can't get catfish?

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:03+00 by: other_todd

Probably the big-city part (read: the eastern half). The only way I can get half-decent catfish in Boston is to buy frozen filets from Trader Joe's - don't laugh, theirs is consistently the best frozen fish in the U.S. - and fry them myself. And since I hate working with deep fat, I end up getting most of my yearly RDA of catfish on my yearly trip to Louisiana.

There IS a reasonably decent Louisiana-style restaurant for those hungering in the Boston area (and a couple of good barbecue joints as well - recommendations on request). But catfish is not one of the things they excel at.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:04+00 by: markd

There's just something about catfish from the south. Maybe the scum at the bottom of the lakes is different down there. I grew up in central Arkansas where the "Cock o' the Walk" restaurant (hmmm.. sounds appropriate for this place) is famous. Eating there is a treat - absolutely everything there is deep-fried and beige. Only from the shapes can you tell the difference between the fried fish, fried hush puppied, fried okra, fried onion rings, fried french fries.... My arteries are clogging just thinking about it.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:04+00 by: ebradway

He's in Pittsfield. I don't think Boston quite qualifies as the Berkshires...

He also is from Arkansas. I don't think anything caught up there qualifies.