Hollywood was away in Wellington on a business trip and Sweet Mother’s Inn was highly recommended by some friends as a great joint to eat at. It was time for Hollywood to compare how Wellington Fried Chicken compares to good ol’ Melbourne Fried Chicken.
Sweet Mother’s Inn is a funky establishment boasting many flavors of The American South. The menu had it all from burgers, to hush puppies, to fried chicken, to mac-n-cheese. The place had a diner seating style and had a great bar too. It was full of cool posters and hangings and had a wide collection of antiques.
Hollywood being the lone wolf settled for a seat at the bar and ordered the Chicken In A Basket (buttermilk soaked fried chicken with curly fries, coleslaw & BBQ sauce) and a side of Hush Puppies (Cornmeal nuggets of corn kernels, onions & jalapenos served with Louisiana cocktail sauce) along with a Tuatara Pilsner. While he was craving to also go for the mac-n-cheese and the wings he decided to hold off and reward himself with some sweet pie for dessert.
The food all arrived at once and seemed like a handful. There were four hush puppies and around four pieces of chicken. The hush puppies were a bit dry but the sauce helped smooth them out. They did provide a slightly spicy taste because of the jalapenos.
The fried chicken came in tender pieces without bones. It was hot and steamy which The Chicken Scene thinks makes a good sign of fresh cooking, thumbs up! The pieces seemed single coated but were nonetheless very crispy and rightly spiced. Hollywood, however, was looking for more of a kick and asked for some hot sauce. He was served three different bottles of hot sauce which was a very good sign that this place knew what they were doing. The curly fries were good, addictive and very moreish.
To finish off the meal, Hollywood asked for the peanut butter and chocolate crust pie with ice cream. This dessert was very heavenly and was the perfect ending to an amazing culinary experience.
If you are ever in Wellington, make sure you drop in for a visit to good ol’ Sweet Mother’s Inn, it is definitely worth the visit.
PS: Hollywood did come back for a taste of the burger which was a bit too much to handle but still very very good.
Rating: 7.5/10 Clucks