Driftwood Southern Kitchen

Driftwood Southern Kitchen

Driftwood Southern Kitchen

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This month Foodie excursion took me to Raleigh, NC the capital of the state. The area is full of amazing international offerings when it comes to dining. But on this trip, I wanted something a little country, I think because I was feeling homesick from all the traveling that I do. Driftwood Southern Kitchen hit the spot.
People have in the past called me a snob. Which I totally ignore, I just like nice things! This quaint eatery truly hit the spot. With its cute and stylish décor, it set the perfect atmosphere to sit back and enjoy some southern hospitality. I was greeted at the door by the Manager Justin, and he rolled out the red carpet for me and my guest. He started the experience off with their featured appetizer the sliced tuna served on a bed of diced apples, on a slate tray. The presentation was superb! I really enjoyed the flavors graced my palate.
For the entrée, they offer two options the first was a vegetarian option; a brown rice and veggie dish filled with fresh asparagus, carrots and mint. The second was a southern staple, shrimp and grits. Most times I’ve eaten this dish the shrimp are prepared by a grilling or sauté process. Driftwood makes it truly southern by breading and frying the shrimp and placing four to five shrimp in a circle around a bed of grits. Now these grits are not store bought grits. They don’t have the texture of the traditional grit, which is grainy. But these grits, which they get locally are creamier in consistency.
Now the dessert, was the best thing on the menu. It’s something that if I’m in the area I must stop in and have. It was their apple cobbler dish that was topped with Bourbon Ice cream that they get all the way from Atlanta. This dish was amazing! They start with a bed of diced apples and a brown sugar glaze and top it with nuts and then its baked. When complete the dishes is ordained with one scoop of the creamiest of ice creams, so rich and overflowing with sweet warm goodness.
If you are looking to take a day trip to try some amazing cuisine, and culture. Jump on the Amtrak and for less than $100 you can enjoy not only great food, the perfect destination getaway with Driftwood Southern Kitchen.
Jarvus Hester
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