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Upscale Dining with Down Home Food

Chicken gizzards is nothing you would expect to find in a fine-dining restaurant, but when an award winning chef puts his Nashville Hot spin on one of his favorite foods, it becomes a most requested appetizer. Chef Brandon Burleson is the executive chef at Central Restaurant in Montgomery, Alabama who found a way to take the chewiness out of the gizzard and kick the heat up on gizzards. He also found a new way to make grits…by using popcorn! Let me tell you, I wanted to be in the movie theater after tasting it!

Chef Brandon placed 2nd in the sandwich category at World Food Championship in Orange Beach last November. He will be back this November competing again. Central is open Monday-Saturday for lunch and dinner. They offer an amazing buffet for Easter and Mother’s Day. They have outdoor seating & a private dining area if you want to have an event.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill is not just pasta. They have some mouth watering steaks and seafood dishes that will make you slap your mama! All of the steaks come with a variety of sauces as a topping to choose from. It’s really hard to pick a favorite since it range from a wine sauce, shrimp scampi, cheesy butter spread to a mushroom butter sauce. I wish I could order a big bowl of the sauce toppings and put over rice as the flavor could be a stand alone dish. (the sauces are on the right in all the plates with out steaks)

And the dessert Sogno Di Cioccolata or Chocolate dream is a definitely pick me up if you’ve had a bad day. I would advise you to eat this alone because it is too good to share!

Finally, waffles aren’t just for breakfast anymore. You see at Itta Bena in WindCreek Montgomery the Executive Chef, Rocky Prince, serves waffles with the entree and dessert. All of his creations are amazing! This is his carrot cake waffle topped with vanilla bean ice cream with Jack Daniel and candied pecans. If only I can get this out of my mind!

Itta Bena is located on the 3rd floor or WindCreek which is a private dining room but open to the public. It also is connected to the hotel and has it’s own pool. It’s opened for dinner only Wednesday-Sunday. So make plans to enJOY a Taste of WindCreek.

What was your favorite segment on today’s show? I’d love to hear from you! Please write me here or on Facebook Dining Out With Comedienne Joy.

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