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Expert advice on where to find the best local and authentic cheap eats in Montgomery, Alabama.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Very smoky pork, chopped into a hash of infinitely varying textures, glistens with just a bit of spicy sweet sauce. (Add more if you wish). It is accompanied on the plate by Brunswick stew and fried green tomatoes.
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An immense portion of cured ham. Savory, sweet, easy to slice and even easier to eat.
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A cup of gumbo is a thrilling way to start dinner. It is complex, lip-tingling spicy, loaded with fish and vegetables.
No token afterthought, cucumber salad is slightly sweet, slightly pickly, a wee bit fruity (the bits of tomato) and totally refreshing. The slices of cucumber are al dente enough to snap when bitten.
Graham Cracker Crust
Lemon Icebox Pie
Is there a dessert more refreshing than cool lemon icebox pie on a Graham cracker crust?
Cream And Sugar
Cake balls come in kaleidoscopic colors and a near-infinite variety of flavors.
In this part of the world, Brunswick stew tends to be less about vegetables and more about meat. It really is a savory/sweet meat soup. Just right on the side of BBQ.
O.M.G. A dish unique to the Bright Star, this is baklava with all its honey-nut richness, surrounding a shaft of creamy cheesecake.
Banana pudding is so rich and smooth that I asked the waitress what, exactly, is the white stuff that makes it so creamy. Her answer shut me up good: ‘It is creamy because that is whipped cream.
Steak And Seafood
King of breakfast meats at the Smoke House is the boneless breaded pork chop, a thick hunk of sweet meat inside a crusty breading. It is Iowa-level good!
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Alabama White Sauce
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So right on pit-cooked chicken, Alabama white sauce is especially peppery at Saw's and thicker (more mayonnaise?) than other local versions.
Snapper, Greek-style, means the fish is skillet-cooked in butter until its surface is just barely crisp. It then gets sauced with very lemony olive oil. Bright Star cuts these beautiful fillets in the kitchen from fish brought in from the Gulf twice a week.
So tender that a knife would seem brutal, Martin’s baked chicken smells like grandma’s kitchen. It is vigorously seasoned and yet definitive comfort food.
It was 6:10am when I got this banana pudding, which explains why it had a homogenized texture. It had melded overnight. Despite that, the flavor was a yummy balance of cookie, custard, and banana.
Inside their crisp, unctuous, well-seasoned coat, fried green tomatoes maintain an al dente feel and deliver brilliant tangy flavor.
Two dressings come with Greek salad. In the background is traditional Greek vinaigrette speckled with bits of feta cheese. At the right is creamy garlic (VERY garlicky, like tzatziki sauce). Linda, my waitress, suggested I mix the two. Great idea!
Macaroni And Cheese
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Made with rotini, mac 'n' cheese is very rich and creamy, almost more like a pasta main course than a side dish.
The menu calls it fried bologna, but actually it is oven-crisped mortadella, sandwiched with zesty pickled vegetables and whole-grain mustard. Brilliant!
Peanut Butter Icing
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Sweet peanut butter icing makes this simple slice of sheet cake a memorable dessert. It reminds me of caramel cake, but gooberized.
Caramel Pretzel Brownies
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The salted caramel pretzel brownie (a la mode) appears to be a fairly small portion, but it packs a lot of big flavor into every bite.
The split, grilled smoked sausage is very spicy and deliciously chewy. The biscuit that holds it is a fluffy cloud: such breakfast harmony!
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Justifiably famous, Martin’s fried chicken is on the menu every day. Its crisp gold crust packs a modest jolt of spice and it is dripping moist inside.
Truly healthful granola, all about its nuts.
Cold Brew Iced Coffee
Velvet-smooth, powerfully caffeinated, and plenty sweet, the house-special version of cold-brewed ice coffee is a multi-hour refresher.