Monday, August 24, 2015

Ida Like Some more Ida Claire

I don't know how this hasn't come sooner, really. Ida Claire is the newest spot in Addison and it is HOT! If you're a fan of the slightly overpriced, yet delicious, Knox-Henderson spot, Sissy's Southern Kitchen, you'll be in heaven at Ida Claire. With a rustic-chic feel with a bit of eclectic thrown in, this new Addison gem is putting Sissy's to shame.
The menu is presented as a story book, with one delicious story!
The prologue boasts some delicious meal starters, with things like Creole Gumbo, Pecan Wood Roasted Oysters, and our personal selection of Crawfish Corn Fritters!
It was so hard to choose just one, but there was absolutely no disappointment with our Crawfish Corn Fritters. They had a similar texture to a hush puppy, but way better than any hush puppy I have ever feasted on. The little balls of deliciousness come with a Smoked Mustard Remoulade, that complements them perfectly.
Thomas snagged the Tobacco Peach Julep. He loved it... I'm not much for whiskey, but even I didn't hate it!
For my main dish, It was a huge toss up between the Crawfish Ravoli and the Chicken in a Biscuit.... I chose the Chicken in a Biscuit. This, not so little entree was crazy good.
The giant, homemade biscuit was topped with peppered bacon gravy, spinach, tomato and an egg sunny side up. The combination was delightful. Normally it comes with a side of okra salad, but as Tracey, our FABULOUS waitress informed us, we could sub that out for any of their other side options. I opted for the Celery Root Mash. Not sure if the celery root taste was supposed to be prominent, or not, but these were some darn good mashed potatoes! A must try!
Thomas chose their Ida Like A Burger... Really, it should be named Ida Love Even Bite of This Damn Burger. It is incredible. It puts The Rustic burger to shame, and beats out our beloved burger from Neighborhood Services. It is THAT good people! And that little cup of cheese goodness? That's the Pimento Mac & Cheese. The pimento taste isn't too strong, but when paired with the delectable shape of these noodles, there is NO beating it.
We ended the night with the Bartenders cake and their incredible French Press coffee. Although neither of us were THAT crazy about the cake, the coffee has us both begging for more.
All in all, this was an amazing meal, and with the extremely reasonable prices, I foresee spending quite a few of our nightly dining outings here.
Have you tried Ida Claire? They are now serving lunch AND dinner, and a special late night brunch until 2am!

28 comments:

  1. I've never tried Ida Claiare! It looks amazing! So yummy!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

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  2. Yum those crawfish corn fritters sound to die for! Drooling!

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  3. This looks so amazing!
    I love love love trying new restaurants.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  4. This sounds great and I'm practically drooling over your photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. What a FUN place! The food looks amazing!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

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  6. The food looks amazing! Love that the menu is presented like a story book!

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  7. That mac n cheese looks amazing!

    -Ruya
    sweetshortandstylish.com

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  8. Literally starving right now and this looks delicious! So jealous!
    xoxo

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  9. Looks so delish!
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  10. OMG, drooling a little bit right now. Ida like to have a bite of that burger as well! :) This looks so yummy.

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

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  11. This is so cool! I've never seen a food menu that's in the style of a book. That's so adorable! I'm obsessed. Everything here looks so delicious!

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  12. YUM. I'm officially drooling over this!! This looks so delicious!

    xo Ashley

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  13. Drooling just reading this post-especially when I got to the chicken dish and cake pictures! Yummy!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  14. Everyone's been talking about juleps lately & I've yet to try one. It seems like I should jump on the bandwagon - thanks for sharing babe! x Nicole | www.changeanddress.com

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  15. The food looks amazing!! So yummy!

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  16. that food looks amazing! so hungry now

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  17. You are making me soooo hungry! This food looks delicious!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  18. OMG that burger looks amazing. This post made me so hungry!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

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  19. I love trying new restaurants. That meal looks great!

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  20. Hahah loving the blog title!!! Everything looks so delish! And now I'm hungry...

    xo // www.thematerialgirl.co

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  21. Craw fish corn fritters are to die for!! Is it lunch time yet?! hehe

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  22. This is a new one for me, but it looks amazing! That biscuit was huge, lol...it all looked yummy and filling

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  23. Mmmmmm pecan wood roasted oysters? I would have gotten at least three plates of that!

    Julia | Pennies & Paper

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