We started with mussels steamed in a coconut-lobster curry broth. It was sensational; the mussels were tender and broth was quite flavorful. The bread basket was Iggy’s Francese, good for soaking up broth.
R had the Cuban Rueben sandwich (pork loin and corned beef with slaw and Russian dressing) and I had a blackened catfish po’ boy. The sandwiches were both okay. We liked the Cuban slightly more. I think I prefer my catfish fried versus blackened. R’s came with fries, which were hand cut, but a little soggy. I substituted garlic mashed potatoes and they were exactly the way mashed potatoes should be creamy and comforting. The house made pickles were also a nice sweet and crunchy surprise.
Highland Kitchen is a nice neighborhood joint. It’s prices are affordable and the staff is friendly. I think we’ll try some of the entrees next time.