Shrimp:Grits

Newly opened Genuine Superette is the sister restaurant to Gotham West’s Roadside offering Classic American California Roadside Stand food done up right by a collaboration of high end chefs including Brad Farmerie, Paul Liebrant, Sam Mason, and Eben Freeman doing their take on Burgers, Fried Chicken Sandwiches, Tacos, etc. You order your meal up front(Ice Cream at a separate station in the back) like at a cafeteria and then grab a seat at a community table or one of the high bar stool tables and a friendly and sweet waitress will bring you your food and drink.

Up at Roadside I’ve enjoyed their tasty Spicy Smokehouse Burger (topped with bacon, smoked Gouda ,and charred  jalapeno  mayo) he Chili topped fries and  Shrimp Tacos (with grilled Citrus Slaw, charred  jalapeno mayo, pineapple and cucumber salsa on corn tortillas). Thus when I heard they opened up a new location in my more often visited stomping grounds I headed down to check it out.

For my first entree at the new location on Grand Street I tried their take on Shrimp grits which had the grits substituted by soft Polenta (Italian for grits) triangles that looked almost liked like Challah French Toast like covered in shrimp(6), bacon, scallions and a smoky mushrooms sauce with a bit of heat that hit the spot. While the dish looked moderate in size it was filling. Your call if you will really need a side… though the Chili topped fries are pretty awesome. Do try to save room for the Oddfellows by Sam Mason awesome ice cream flavors like Cherry Miso…


Genuine Superette is located at 191 Grand Street

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