The Simple Peasant | Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Don’t let the fact that The Simple Peasant shares a building with a gas station deter you from eating here. If you do, you will be missing out.  

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The menus on the wall and all of the decor are really cute.

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They have a small market where you can buy an array of seafood by the pound to cook at home. 

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Fried Green Tomatoes with Crab Meat – fresh golden fried green tomatoes with house remoulade, fresh diced tomatoes and Gulf crab meat

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Blue Crab Claws

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For my main dish I ordered the Blacken Redfish with Crawfish Sauce – fresh Gulf Redfish topped with creole crawfish sauce. The flavor of the fish and crawfish sauce was good but I could have done without the mound of parmesan cheese on top. Completely my opinion but the cheese ruined this dish for me. 

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Trey ordered the Willie Nelson Pizza – smoked chicken, smoked gouda, homemade bbq sauce, mozzarella cheese, onion and cilantro. This was the best pizza I have ever tasted. Trey ended up finishing my fish so that I could eat a slice of the pizza. Neither of us could taste any bbq sauce on it though. I am not sure if it was left off of our pizza or if it was too subtle to taste. Whatever the case, the pizza was good. The crust was perfect. From now on, if we are craving pizza for dinner we will be ordering takeout pizza from The Simple Peasant. 

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Recipe | Chicken Pot Pie

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Chicken Pot Pie
Serves 8
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499 calories
56 g
89 g
19 g
30 g
8 g
466 g
713 g
1 g
0 g
10 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
466g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 499
Calories from Fat 172
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g
30%
Saturated Fat 8g
38%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 89mg
30%
Sodium 713mg
30%
Total Carbohydrates 56g
19%
Dietary Fiber 12g
49%
Sugars 1g
Protein 30g
Vitamin A
293%
Vitamin C
54%
Calcium
11%
Iron
24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  2. 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  3. 3 garlic cloves, minced
  4. 3 tbs all-purpose flour
  5. 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  6. 1/2 cup fat free half-and-half
  7. 1 cup red potatoes, diced
  8. 3 cups chicken, cooked and diced or shredded
  9. 2 cans mixed vegetables, drained and rinsed
  10. 1 tsp salt
  11. 1 pkg pie crust (2 sheets)
  12. 1 egg, beaten
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. In a large pot, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook until onions become translucent, stirring to keep from burning approximately 6 minutes.
  3. Stir in flour. Let cook for 1 minute while stirring constantly.
  4. Slowly pour in broth and half-and-half, stirring until combined.
  5. Add potatoes. Cook for 12 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Add chicken, vegetables and salt. Stir until combined.
  7. Spray your baking dish of choice with cooking spray. (I used a pie plate.) Unroll one pie crust sheet and place on the bottom of a baking dish. Pour mixture on top of the pie crust. Cover the top with the other sheet of pie crust. Crimp edges down with the bottom sheet. Brush top of pie crust with beaten egg. Make 4 slits to the top of the crust with a knife to vent.
  8. Bake until crust is golden brown. Approximately 25 to 30 minutes.
Adapted from Taste of the South, Jan./Feb. 2014
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calories
499
fat
19g
protein
30g
carbs
56g
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Adapted from Taste of the South, Jan./Feb. 2014
Brittany A. Ray http://www.brittanyaray.com/

On Repeat // Flip Burger

My love for Flip Burger has not been spared on this blog (2011 and 2014). So when I was invited last week to a patio party/cocktail reception it was a no brainer, of course I would go. Unfortunately, the weather  did not allow them to have the reception on the patio which overlooks Birmingham. 

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One of their new drinks is the Flip Raspberry Moscow Mule – russian standard vodka, raspberry, st. germain, ginger beer. This drink is so good! 

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All of their sides are delicious. My favorite part are the unique dipping sauces they come with. Beef fat french fries with smoked mayo and ketchup, vodka battered onion rings with beer honey mustard and sweet potato tots with burnt marshmallow foam. Talk about a dipper’s paradise. 

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The  turkey burger – monterey cheese, crushed avocado, pomegranate ketchup, tomato, alfalfa sprouts, I have raved on and on about was served as a slider. They also had the rbq – angus beef, pulled brisket, coleslaw, rbq sauce, smoked mayo and another slider beef slider. 

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Whether you’re looking for a place to meet friends for happy hour, lunch while shopping at The Summit or a restaurant for a date night Flip Burger is the place to go! It will not disappoint. 

Thanks to Flip Burger at The Summit for a fun night out! The food and service were both fantastic!