By: Angelina Valuri and Prof. Jeff Brooks.
There is no denying the fact we both have a soft spot in our hearts for an easy, breezy, and delicious Sunday brunch. The beautiful fall weather this month here in Baton Rouge encouraged us to go exploring for a new restaurant. Surprisingly enough, we didn’t have to travel far! It’s a good thing we were paying attention because if we blinked too long, we would have driven right by Table Kitchen & Bar located in the Southdowns Shopping Center. (4205 Perkins Rd. 225-239-7799)
Table Kitchen & Bar is a locally-owned restaurant that takes a farm-to-table culinary approach in an upscale, yet casual environment. The restaurant provides a unique and creative collaboration of food products that showcase regional offerings and seasonal local resources. Not only are local produce and meat delivered to the restaurant every week, but each item is personally selected by the executive chef, Curtis Froelich. It also has a full bar with eclectic wine and handcrafted cocktails. Patio seating is available, weather permitting.
As a reminder, every month Professor Brooks and I, along with a rotating “mystery diner” guest will order three separate lunch/brunch dishes from restaurants that are not only affordable, but are also a little bit off the beaten path. All restaurants will receive an overall rating between 1-5 gavels, with 1 gavel rating being “poor” and a 5 gavels rating being “excellent.”