I’m extremely late to the game, but I finally tried Leon’s Oyster Shop the other night!
We ended up at Leon’s after meeting Taylor at his new house on Saint Margaret. I can’t even describe how beautiful this house is going to be when it’s done, and it’s right down the street from Lowndes Grove… ahhhhhhh. Great find, T9 & Will!
So after checking out the house, we wanted to grab dinner somewhere close. Although Taylor had been to Leon’s a few times already that week, we headed there so Hunter and I could finally try it.
This is one of those places that when you walk in, you know you’re going to have a good meal. Why? Because if they spend so much attention to the smallest details like menu design, and eclectic decor, then you know the same about of thought goes into the menu and execution of dishes.
Needless to say, we walked in and I got a little giddy. The place was beautiful, the food smelled good, and I knew several people who loved this place. We were in for a great dinner..
Hunter got a half dozen raw oysters for an appetizer (it is an oyster shop after all), while Taylor and I snacked on the hush puppies. The hush puppies even came out in a tiny le creuset dish… They could have come out on a paper plate and they’d still be delicious, but what’d I tell ya about paying attention to the details?
Since I can’t have oysters, I opted for the 2 piece fried chicken and brussels sprouts. You know fried chicken is done right when the inside is still juicy, but there’s a perfect crispy outside, and this was cooked perfectly. Taylor also had the two piece, and Hunter had fried chicken too, but it was on a sandwich and he basically gobbled it up. They make fried chicken the right way, y’all.
To me, the star of the night was the brussels sprouts — I’m seriously obsessed with all things brussels lately. They were also fried, but had some red wine vinegar and little pieces of tomatoes (?) in there too, which just set it off.
Sadly I was way too full at this point to get some of the soft serve ice cream, but I will definitely be back for it… and 3 more dishes of those brussels sprouts… and more chicken. Yeah, so you’ll see me eating here a lot. Check it out if you haven’t yet!