Parker makes every detail an experience
Uber-cool from the draped entrance to the hidden bathroom behind a wall of golden leather panels, it still gives the taste of someone's grandma making Thanksgiving dinner.
As I anticipated the crab and macaroni and cheese balls, there was a piping-hot surprise:a corn muffin with strawberry butter. Then came the tropical tea, with a huge slice of watermelon atop.
The three crab and macaroni and cheese balls came on a rectangular plate which seemed designed just for the three hefty circles on lettuce. They were more than most entree orders of crab cakes, and a fascinating variation on two familar tastes.
I'd ordered a meal too -- smothered pork chops with cabbage and stewed okra in tomatoes and corn. The scintillating gravy covered two massive chops cooked to perfection; the cabbage had a smoked flavor which added a twist; and the okra blended well in the juices of the three vegetables.
Service was mellow and calm as if they were operating a food spa.
Ms. Tootsies is accessible on the SEPTA Blue Line at the South-Lombard stop, not far from the Penn Landing.
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