The List: Wisteria

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I've always been slightly amused (and secretly happy) that Southern-themed restaurants often serve the "vegetable plate" with Macaroni & Cheese. What's that all about?  Let me know if you have any theories...

Still, the lure of pasta not withstanding, I'm a carnivore  so I rarely opt for a veggie plate.  Fortunately, The List has pushed me out of the meat rut, first at Restaurant Eugene, (part of the 2011 list) then a few weeks ago at Wisteria in Inman Park.

Wisteria is one of those places we swing through about once a year, and we ALWAYS leave saying we need to eat there more often.  The menu is farm-to-table seasonal (code for fresh and delicious), and the service is always perfectly attentive.  The neighborhood vibe feels as though most of the crowd are regulars, and darn if I don't want to join them!

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We started with the mussels in a roasted tomato and garlic sauce.  Scrumptious... especially the toasted croutons. Billy stuck with a meat option, a pork tenderloin with a sweet potato soufflĂ©.  He loved it, and my one bite proved the meat was juicy and flavorful.However, in a surprising turn of events, the vegetable platter steals the spotlight of dinner.  The oh-so-smart approach of Wisteria is to serve ALL of the vegetable sides (so this doesn't include their mac & cheese!) on one plate!  This means you get the Caramelized Brussels Sprouts, Creamed Corn Succotash, Sweet Corn Pudding,  Bacon Braised Collard Greens , Grilled Asparagus, Green Beans,  and Sweet Potato SoufflĂ©!What's not to love about THAT assortment of food?!

Even if you're not into veggie plates, The List has your back on this one!

Enjoy.