THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Mouth of the South
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Mouth of the South Restaurant Review: Kick back to a country kind of place, with rustic finishes, lots of wood in the interior, and a cabin-like feeling. That's Mouth of the South, a restaurant devoted to the Cajun approach to Southern cooking. That means a lick o' heat in the seasoning, but not too much. While Southern fare is associated mostly with fried foods, we found the grilled versions more appealing. The catfish, a generous filet, needs only a hint of the seasoning, and be sure to ask for it not too cooked, so it comes out juicy. Grilled shrimp definitely win over the fried. Sides are splendid, especially the kettle squash and the very traditional and rarely-seen fried dill pickles. Greens aren't bad either, and the cole slaw is tops. Inventive bar fare includes the Proud Mary with a rim of Cajun spices instead of salt. Everything is made from scratch, so there's no pouring out of a box, nuking it, sayin' grace over it and slappin' in on the table. Grandma wouldn't have any of that.