Comfort food can be anything. It can be the meatloaf your mom made for you. The chicken and waffles from your favorite food truck. Or the side of mac & cheese you get with the perfect tray of bar-b-que.
There is a universal comfort food here in the states and the lower half of the country does it better than anyone else. Luckily for us, Chef Erin Legé decided to leave his home state of Louisiana, where he learned all of the recipes and techniques, and brought them up north to Dixie's on Grand.
For 30 years, Dixie's has been serving up comforting food and hospitality on Grand Ave, making it a destination for Southern transplants missing a taste of home or locals who simply can’t resist an oyster po’ boy.
While we could talk just about the sides at this place, which features favorites like cheddar grits, dirty rice and smothered green beans, really our absolute favorite on the menu for lunch and dinner has to be the corn & crab bisque. A rich flavor with layer and layer of comfort. Like a warm blanket on a rainy day.
The po’ boys are phenomenal and you should try one. If you’ve brought a particularly large appetite however, give the cajun smoked double cut pork chop a go. You won’t be disappointed.
And what’s better to wash down all that southern food than with some sweet tea? In a cocktail of course. Try the Mason Dixon–Jim Beam, Peach Schnapps and Sweet Tea on the rocks.
God Bless America!