A couple of weeks ago on a very pleasant Sunday evening I had the very awesome honor of dining with the amazing Antonio Esqueda! We got together to celebrate my recent acceptance to Seattle University. Graduate school has been on my mind and in my plans for the past five years since I graduated from Western in March 2007. So it was a great time to get together with my long time mentor and friend and to share a delicious celebratory meal!
I arrived at Kingfish Café a few minutes after Antonio. He was eyeing the menu pretty seriously when I came in…hugs & pleasantries! We sat for a few minutes chatting about this and that. Then, I shared with him my “highlight” entrees since I’d been to Kingfish quite a few times. A note to Kingfish: this place has delicious food, is great, service is good, people come and line up outside before opening time and fill up the seats. It’s popular! It’s small. The capacity has to be around 60-70. But it’s worth the wait, if you have the time!
After perusing the menu we decided…..Antonio ordered the “My Way or the Highway Buttermilk Fried Chicken”! The chefs do not share their recipe for this amazing chicken, but it is divine! Served with mashed potatoes and spicy collard greens! Whoa Nelly! Antonio certain enjoyed and as I always say sharing is caring; he graciously gave me the leg from his three piece combo.
I ordered the “Simply Griddled Catfish.” The catfish was good, but not as impressive as the chicken. My meal also came with herb grits (so delicious!) and spicy collard greens! The greens were indeed on point. It is a favorite side dish of mine. But between the two I would recommend the fried chicken entrée. Oh, lest I forget, Antonio also ordered a side of macaroni and cheese! It was the bomb.com and then some. I was so happy with his mac & cheese, it became our mac & cheese!
All in all we were stuffed beyond words! Kingfish Café is such a treat! I high recommend to anyone and everyone who enjoys good soul food, but get there earlier in the day if possible. It gets packed in Kingfish Cafe!!