Fried Green Tomatoes with Succotash at CLYDES, Washington, DC
I met my mom for lunch the other day and we hit up Clyde’s in DC at the Verizon Center! We started with their Fried Green Tomatoes… I didn’t have my camera, so I’m limited with photos and info on what we had, but this appetizer was so good, I had to snap a pic on the blackberry and leave it up for the weekend! Clyde’s is a contemporary saloon and they are spread throughout the nation’s capital.
The brand has become a DC staple within the past 10 years, but, like many things in DC these days, they weren’t around when I was stomping the grounds in the 80s and 90s.
Anyway, they have great comfort American food from crab cakes to burgers, salads to ribs, and pasta, fish, and fried oysters! You pretty much can’t go wrong with anything on the menu and most of the meals are under $20. (At least, they were for lunch!) TIP – Think of Clyde’s a the next step down chain version of Old Ebbit Grill…
One of Clyde’s true gems has to be their fried green tomatoes! Thick cut fresh green tomatoes are battered and fried, smothered in a house-made succotash that was buttery, rich and divine! Succotash is normally a beans and corn dish, sometimes with tomatoes and various spices, but Clydes added fresh shrimp to their’s that set it apart and into a stratosphere of its own! These fried green tomatoes were the best I ever had!
Gee, now I gotta stop typing… I’m craving them all over again! Anyway, Clyde’s has now become one of my favorite chains! I highly anticipate my return, when I won’t forget my camera and can share with you in full detail why they reign supreme!
Have an awesome weekend folks!