Yesterday The Rocket City Food Blogger tour took us to one of the coolest buildings in Huntsville. This retro building is the home of D’Licious Dining & Smokehouse Grill.
When is the last time that you saw a pinball machine hanging from the ceiling?
I arrived nice and early so I could get a few photos of the fun atmosphere without disturbing the patrons.
And now the food…Southern soul food with a Caribbean flare. To begin with, several people at the table started off with classic southern Fried Green Tomatoes. I made a confession yesterday to my lunch companions – I had never tried a fried green tomato.
So at the insistence of my companions, and you know what? Wow!!! This tomato-hating finicky foodie loved them! Christy snapped a photo of me as I took my first bite. Thank you Carol for sharing your tomatoes with me!
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Now for my entrée – Jerked Chicken, with beans & rice and fried plantains. Let me tell you, the chicken was perfectly cooked, moist and flavorful. The barbecue sauce that it was served with had perfect spice that wasn’t ridiculously spicy. And the plantains? I fell in love with fried plantains when I lived in Germany of all places – my Hispanic neighbor made some for me one day and I get them every time I have the opportunity to!
A couple of the bloggers chose burgers for their meal – you can not go wrong with a big juicy burger and fries!
And then there was dessert. Cheesecake is irresistible when it is good – and let me tell you – this is good! Creamy and smooth, sweet but not sugary. My only issue … I needed another slice!
All in all, another awesome meal on our tour for Huntsville’s Restaurant Week!
Update: Sadly, D’Licious Dining is now closed. I left the post live because I had had such a wonderful time. Did you know there was even a music video filmed here?
Find out more about Huntsville’s Restaurant Week HERE
Be sure to enter to win their social media contest – you can win gift certificates to all sorts of amazing restaurants! The Huntsville/Madison County CVB is hosting 10 days of giveaways. All you have to do is tweet or post to social media using the official Restaurant Week hashtag #DineHSV and tell them your favorite part of Huntsville Restaurant Week, what dish you are dying to try, where you want to go, etc. A winner will be chosen each day of Restaurant Week to win a gift certificate to participating restaurants. That winner could be you! Get more information and the list of prizes HERE
Watch my vlog of the experience here…