I’m not sure about you, but I’ve been stuck in a food rut lately. Same types of food, same restaurants, same old. Boring! And seeing how I love food and eating, I’ve decided to try new things and explore new places. Good goal, no? Recently, when le boyfriend and I were trying to figure out where to eat, I remembered hearing about the restaurant called Southern Accent – Cajun cuisine in a quirky Victorian townhouse setting smack in the middle of the Annex. Sounded interesting, and upon inspecting the menu and the story on the restaurant’s website, I was definitely intrigued!
Finding the place is a little bit tricky, but as long as you know that it’s off Bathurst, and located on Markham Street, you should be fine. The décor is very Mardi Gras meets…George Rodrigue! Beads, feathers, weird puppets, Doug the Travelling Dog’s corner, masks, glitter, tarot cards (psychic readings take place every evening), paintings, funky colors…it’s all there, and makes for a pretty cool dining experience! And though the ambiance is different, the main attraction is definitely the food!
We ordered the Cajun Jambalaya and Fish of the Day (Spicy Halibut). I also wasn’t going to leave without trying some of their Corn Bread, and man, it was so freaking yummy that I even forgot to take a picture! The Jambalaya was not too spicy, but had a bit of a kick and came with a small piece of blackened chicken, which left me baffled at the fact that they don’t offer a full-sized Blackened Chicken on their menu, because it was very tasty! And while I was a little disappointed at the lack of blackened fish/chicken, the Halibut was nevertheless very good, and without the strong fishy taste that I do not like.
Overall, our Southern Accent experience was pretty great! We enjoyed the food, the cool décor, the service, and the corn bread! And Cajun was indeed a nice change from my regular Italian-Asian-Chicken Wings-Sushi rotation. And while I loved the place, I’m curious to know what your Southern Accent experience was like (if you’ve been). Yay or nay?
More pics after the jump!