Catfish can be fantastic or it can taste like mud. Fortunately, the fried catfish special currently on the menu at Federal is very tasty. It is lightly battered, served over creamy grits with smoked cheddar and topped with a tasso gravy. Tasso is smoked, Cajun seasoned pork. The smoked cheddar in the grits was an inspired idea. I am going to try that at home the next time I fix cheese grits.
I heard the tuna special was fantastic but it was off the menu before I could get there, so keep your eyes peeled for that too.
Run to Federal before they take the catfish off the menu!