Stagolee’s, Fulham *

Last week I took one of my buddies along to the blogger’s event at Stagolee’s in Fulham. Having been a dream of Ashley and Jordan for years, they finally opened the doors to their first restaurant just under 3 months ago. If you’re looking for real Southern American food then this is a place that needs to be top of your list! It’s got me really excited for my Trek this year and all the amazing food we’re going to eat!

We started our evening with a lush sharing plate made up of Pimento Cheese Spread and Hot Spinach Dip served with tortillas and bread for dipping and devilled eggs. I loved both of the dips and had never tried any of the flavours before; I really enjoy when my blog opens up my tastes! I heard the eggs were tasty too but as a non-egg eater I didn’t have the guts to try them myself!

For the mains, our tables were bought a tray of chicken and a tray of sides. I went in and tried the Hot Skillet Chicken as I do love a bit of spice! It gets a thumbs up from me as the spice wasn’t one that blows your head off, it was filled with flavour and the buttermilk was super crispy!

On the sides plate was my favourite – the mac & cheese! This was made with Cheddar and Gruyere cheese and was really thick and creamy with a lovely layer of crispy cheese on top. Just how it should be, not sloppy as some I’ve tried! I’d go back for this alone! We also had Southern Style Greens that Chef Ashley claims as her favourite; the greens are cooked in ham hock broth with a splash of vinegar and a tiny amount of heat. We also had carrot salad that helps with the heat of the hot chicken! The corn bread is well worth trying too!

Then onto desserts – could you go to an American joint and not have Key Lime Pie?! I think not! The dessert of the day does change so check with your server when ordering as you might get to try something different!

A staple on the dessert menu is the Bonuts! ‘What’s that?’, I hear you ask! It’s quite simply butter and biscuit dough fried up and covered in sugar. A bit like a doughnut on steroids really! They are mega tasty when dipped in the accompanying sauce.

After dinner, we even tried Moonshine in true Southern style and it was totally not what I thought it would be like. It was really flavoursome and reminded me a little of Tequila. I had expected it to be really bitter and not too nice!

We had fantastic service, all the staff had great banter and the cocktails were darn good too. I felt fully Southern by the time I left and the girls are planning a return for bottomless Mimosa brunch very soon!

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