From the outside it appears to be an ordinary strip-mall diner, so this is probably the last place you’d expect to discover creative, haute cuisine, but believe it; seafood cheesecake, anyone? Once inside, the decor is cool and contemporary, and the food is amazing. Southern-style pecan–fried chicken (accompanied by delicate butterbean and sweet-corn succotash), and the jambalaya pasta are standouts, but don’t skip the salads, souped up with chopped nuts, sesame sticks, and sunflower seeds. End with the key lime pie and you’ll sleep happy. Reservations are crucial on weekdays, but none are taken on weekends, so get here early.
- Frommer's Staff