Mid-City: Brunch at COD
COD or Catch of the Day restaurant brings fresh seafood and colorful drinks to West Third. The newish Mid-city restaurant has an upstairs patio, something its neighbors lack. You’ll find lively evening entertainment on weekends here as well.
We started out with some appetizers including spicy tuna crispy rice. These were great as you can taste the butter used to make the rice crispy.
I also enjoyed the very fresh halibut carpaccio. And I didn’t feel guilty at all eating seafood while admiring the huge fish mural in the dining room.
Butterfly pea tea is a hot ingredient now to change the color of drinks. It’ll turn colors as you add lemon (or citrus) to the drink.
Technicolor Dream – vodka, color changing tea
I also tried the Bloody Mary but I asked for it to be made with gin so that made it a Red Snapper. I just discovered Calwise Spirits recently at WSWA and I liked their gin in Red Snapper.
The table really went for the braised beef cheeks Benedict.
Another crowd fave was the lobster roll.
The truffle uni pasta has become the restaurant signature with good reason. The rich uni sauce and the perfect noodles speak for themselves.
Another filling carb that we enjoyed was the seafood fried rice. The rice was perfectly separated with nice bites of shrimp.
COD is very proud of their lychee martini. I’ve moved a bit past those late 90s years where I was imbibing such things but for this brunch, I allowed my (self-proclaimed) whiskey snobby self to to enjoy the throwback drink.
COD lychee martini – vodka, yuzu, lychee
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