Fine Dining in the Exurbs

A FountainIt turns out the hottest new restaurant in Montgomery, Alabama isn’t exactly close to downtown. It’s in a strip mall across from a gated community way out at the fringes of the sprawl (I mean way out – beyond working farms.) At least they put this fountain out in the parking lot as a token to the lacking urbanity.

And how was the food at Garrett’s? In my uncultured opinion, excellent. My shrimp and scallops served over risotto was delicious and the wine list filled the back of the menu with selections ranging up to $300. In fact, the restaurant was so well done, I nearly forgot I was in a strip mall.

Author: Rob Goodspeed