There is a new upscale restaurant in Beaumont called Suga's. It calls it's food Southern Cuisine. It's an odd marriage of traditional southern food prepared in unique and fascinating ways. I've had lunch there a few times and last night was the first time I went there for dinner.
The restaurant itself is absolutely gorgeous with a huge patio area featuring bamboo plants and a water wall. Upstairs is a jazz club which I can't wait to see.
I had the buffalo osso bucco served with crawfish grits. I know how that sounds but it was delicious. I had a crabcake appetizer that was served on top of fried green tomatoes which was also fantastic. The scallop appetizer ordered by one of my friends had the most beautiful scallops I have ever seen and they were perfectly prepared. One of the other people in our party ordered the roasted chicken served with crawfish pudding and she said the crawfish pudding was one of the best things she had ever eaten.
Then, there was the dessert. The bread pudding, strawberry shortcake and peach cobbler ordered by three of us were indescribably delicious but the hit of the evening was the dessert ordered in the form of a chocolate/espresso/Bailey's/vodka martini.
I highly recommend this place. It is pricey but worth every penny.
Here are some links to pictures of Suga's...
...Creme Brulee Sampler
Lunch prices range from $8 - $10
Appetizers $8 - $10
Entrees $18 - $38 (most were in the $20 range)
Desserts $8 - $10
Drinks $7 - $9 (specialty drinks and all were absolutely fabulous)
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 813-1808 - Reservations recommended