5 “Slap yo’ Momma It’s So Good” - Charlotte Shrimp ‘N’ Grits

By: Rebecca Damron
IG: @feedmecharlotte

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Who Doesn't Enjoy Shrimp 'N' Grits!

You don’t have to be from the South or call the Louisiana Bayou home in order to enjoy a good ol’ bowl of Shrimp ‘n’ Grits. I mean, come on! Who doesn’t enjoy warm shrimp swimming in a pool of buttery and cheesy grits. It’s a flavor filled pool of goodness and you don’t want to miss out on these.

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Where: Georges Brasserie

Why: It’s the “fancy” place to get your Shrimp ‘n’ Grits on! Though it’s a little pricey, it’s worth checking out. I especially enjoy Georges for Brunch.

Where: Treehouse Whiskey and Fork

Why: I cannot begin to explain just how much I enjoyed this dish. It was incredible. I’ve never experienced so many different flavors and sensations on the end of a fork. When you take your first bite, you will encounter a little sweet and tanginess from the bbq drizzle, a hint of heat from the spices, and of course, the always recognizable buttery and creamy grits surrounding the shrimp. The only caveat is that the tail is still on the shrimp so you can’t just “dig in” but it won’t stop me from ordering again. I can promise you that! 

Where: Rooster’s Wood-Fired Kitchen and Wine Bar

Why: Because if Finicky Lady says it’s good, then it’s got to be good, people. A little saucier than it’s creamy counterparts but certainly one that stands out!

Where: Midnight Diner

Why: If there are not already a million reasons to go to this famous South End establishment, then please God, go for their Shrimp ‘n’ Grits. This one takes the cake in my opinion for this category. Not overly complicated, just your simple grit mixture, topped with veggies, cheese and well-seasoned shrimp. Their biscuits ‘n’ gravy and chicken ‘n’ waffles are also high on my list of guilty pleasures. Oh, and did I mention they are open 24/7!? You’re welcome.

Where: Leroy Fox

Why: Isn’t this the most beautiful thing you’ve seen all day? A different approach to the Shrimp ‘n’ Grits situation, and I dig it! A fried grit cake, the platform to display jumbo shrimp, gives texture to an often texture-less dish, and completely enhances the experience.

Until the next bite my friends…

Rebecca Damron
IG: @FeedmeCharlotte