When I made plans to go to brunch on Sunday with my dear old friend Nancy and some buddies in Baltimore, I secretly hoped we would go to my FAVORITE place in the entire city.
I knew I could count on Nancy to feel the exact same way that I do about Miss Shirley’s Cafe.
Please observe the best bread in the world:
Sometimes you just gotta eat dirty.
Nancy went big and got the house special recognized by Food Network: Shirley’s Affair with Oscar.
The menu lists it as: 5 oz. Beef Tenderloin filet, topped with Asparagus, Jumbo Crab Meat & Hollandaise Sauce, on Fried Green Tomatoes & Savory Grits with Diced Bacon, dusted with Old Bay.
Nance liked it, but kind of wished she had ordered her usual, chicken and waffles.
I finally settled on the Chesapeake Club.
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Shrimp Salad, Bibb Lettuce, Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Red & Yellow Tomatoes, Avocado, Old Bay Remuloude on Sourdough Toast, dusted with Old Bay.
Oh yeah, and grits with bacon on the side.
I am still dreaming about this sandwich. It was love at first sight.
Thanks as always to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for hosting What I Ate Wednesday!
P.S. Help! I need healthy holiday party recipes. Do you have any favorites?