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Good Eats at Grille 29

Obviously being a restaurant TV host & extreme foodie, you eat at a variety of places, but there are a few of them that really, really, really excites me. Grille 29 is one of them! They take not only the quality of food, but the overall presentation very serious. In fact, they’re very competitive in many local food events. Last year they won an award at the Taste of Birmingham for their scallop with bacon jam. After one bite, I could not stop saying bacon jam and walking over to the table for one more bite. So now when I see them out, I have to ask do you have any bacon jam tucked away? So as I met some friends to enjoy their Birmingham Restaurant Week special, we were treated by one of the delicious scallop with bacon jam on a bed of grits.

Scallop with bacon jam #Delish

I almost forgot the manager on duty, Chris King was still in front of me as I nearly lost my composure for one of my favorite bites.

Me & Chris King Grille 29 Mgr.

Their $30 special menu included the option of French Onion Soup of Chicken & Sausage File Gumbo.

Grilled 29 Restaurant Week Menu

My friends opted for the soup while I had the gumbo. It was a very thick & rich rue filled with chunks of shredded chicken, vegetables with steamed rice. That appetizer could have been an entree if the bowl was a little bigger. It was very savory and filling. I would love to have that for Sunday dinner.

Grille 29 File Gumbo