We started with the fried oysters and deviled crab salad, both of which we had before. The oysters were still plump and well fried, and the crab salad was still mundane.
R had the daube of beef, while I had the special; in a fit of originality, my in-laws ordered the same. Daube of beef is basically beef, slowly braised in red wine. Tupleo’s version is served atop mashed potatoes with a corn and red pepper salsa. The beef was meltingly tender and flavorful. My chicken was also a success; a perfect rendition of classic southern fried goodness. The pork ribs were passable, a second fiddle to the chicken.
The best dessert was the pecan pie, although it was not superior to EVOO’s version from a few weeks ago. R’s banana pudding pie was finished with a meringue topping, which I thought was an odd choice. The rich and thick chocolate frosting tried its hardest to save the cake from dryness, but failed. The online menu listed a red velvet cake, which I promised my friend Kim, I would try, but sadly, they were not offering it that night. Sorry, Kim!
I read that they sometimes have chicken fried steak as a special on Sundays. I desperately need to find good CFS in