My sister started with the Angels on Horseback--crispy oysters, pork rillette, raisin rhubarb, pecan, and crème fraîche topped with greens. I wasn't able to share this with her, but she was very happy with her choice. I remembered trying this item back in April (when I was not gluten-free) and noticed that it changed a bit in presentation; now served on toasted slices of bread which is a nice addition. For entrée I had the BBQ Gulf Shrimp with charred lemon and tasso. These six very large, plump and juicy shrimp were prepared on a barbecue grill, the only sauce being the lemon, the flavor of the tasso ham and the natural sweet juices of the shrimp. This was a great flavor experience, albeit one of the messiest dishes I have had in a while, but totally worth it. My sister had the Crab Cake "Sammy" for entrée with fried green tomatoes, tartar sauce, apple-jalapeño slaw and a side of potato chips. She thoroughly enjoyed the sandwich with its Southern take on an old favorite. I tried one of the thick, house-made potato chips and marveled at its crispiness.
Mongers offers a Wednesday Afternoon Oyster Social every week with 1/2 off oysters, $5 select wines, $1 off drafts and $5 sangria, 2:00-6:00 p.m. They also have Weekend Brunch on Saturday and Sunday with some of the same starters offered on the lunch/dinner menu, but six mains that are completely different, three of which highlight their seafood selection. Just a few of the many reasons to head back to Mongers very soon.