Monday, February 22, 2016

Miss Delta

Miss Delta is located on N Mississippi Avenue in Portland, Oregon.

For whatever reason, the panda had a craving for Southern food. And yes, Miss Delta will celebrate Mardi Gras with music and food -- even bringing in a King Cake from Louisiana.

Full bar here. You can get a Hurricane, Bloody Mary, or Mimosa, among others. A few beers are available, whether on tap or in bottles.

The menu has many dishes one would find in Louisiana, from gumbo to jambalaya to po'boys. There are even the more unique dishes, such as the "Trashy Mac" (pretty much a mac & cheese and Southern dish hybrid).

I started with a side of hush puppies ($6). Five hush puppies with some type of spicy creamy sauce (akin to an aioli). Perfect crunch on these cornmeal balls, and the aioli just brought everything together. It comes to you still piping hot out of the fryer.

While I wanted to order everything on the menu, I opted for one of the specials, the Country Benedict ($15). It starts with two of their homemade (and huge) buttermilk biscuits, both split open with country gravy and their house-made smoked brisket on top. Two eggs however you want, and I went with the traditional soft poach. This is basically one of those hearty breakfasts or brunches that may leave you napping on the sofa afterwards. For me, I'd add some hot sauce to add extra flavor and cut through some of the richness.

It seems fitting that I needed at least three cups of coffee with my meal.

I got here around 10:30 (about half an hour after opening) and there were a number of people already eating. Eventually, a waitlist formed, with parties of up to seven people.

Miss Delta is a great spot to go if you're craving those Cajun/Creole dishes! 8/10

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