Review: Virtue.

Craving some soul satisfying food?! Look no further than Virtue, a popular Southern American restaurant.

Former Top Chef contestant, Damarr Brown, is actually the Chef de Cuisine of the restaurant which was a sweet surprise! The restaurant was pretty spacious and everything on the menu sounded delicious. I knew portions were on the larger side so we couldn’t order as much as we typically would.

Green Tomatoes with Gulf Shrimp (7-7.5/10).

Cornmeal dusted fried green tomatoes is a classic Southern dish. This twist had gulf shrimp with leroy’s remoulade (mayonnaise based sauce with hot sauce and seasonings). The creamy remoulade contrasted nicely with the crunchy fried green tomatoes.

Cornbread with Honey Butter (8.5/10).

I loved their cornbread. It came out piping hot and the airy whipped honey butter was to die for. Can’t miss this.

Blackened Catfish with Carolina Gold Rice (7.5-8/10).

The seasoned catfish was delicious with the sweet barbecued carrots. I especially enjoyed the delicate gold rice.

Short Rib with Creamed Spinach and Mashed Potatoes (7.5-8/10).

Unctuous would be an understatement for this dish. The beef short rib was so tender and I love anything with creamed spinach. I wish there were more onion rings though!

Red Velvet Cake (7.5-8/10).

Another classic that’s a crowd pleaser. Who doesn’t love red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting?!

Millie’s Puddin’ (6.5-7/10).

I usually love banana pudding but I wanted the pudding part to be a little less stiff and more creamy. This was a little too thick for my liking.

With Chef Damarr Brown.

All the dishes at Virtue were tasty and comforting. No wonder the restaurant is a local favorite! Overall we had a great time so my rating is a 7.5-8/10.

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