One of my all time favorite things to eat in the world is fried shrimp. But, I find it rare to get good fried shrimp north of I-10 so I usually just take a pass, especially in Birmingham. And please don’t put a shrimp po-boy on your menu without understanding the elements of a shrimp po-boy. I digress.
One of my recent favorite places to eat has been Saw’s Soul Kitchen in Avondale. I am continuously amazed at 3 things, the cost, the line and the food. It’s crazy expensive, folks line up from 11am till 2pm and everything I have eaten there is crafted with passion. The unexpected treats at Saw’s Soul Kitchen are the seafood options. Grouper, oyster and shrimp are regulars on the menu and I have even see a softshell crab BLT when in season.
I found my self driving back downtown today just for a shrimp sandwich, I knew it was time to write her up. I think if they had called it a po-boy, and not had Gambio’s bread, I would have turned away. This little treat is on a bun that is there just so they can call it a sandwich. Otherwise it’s a pile of perfectly seasoned shrimp (south of I-10 seasoned), lettuce, tomato, pickles and a mayo/tarter type dressing that brings it all together. As far as sides go – have your pick they are all good.