All the discussion of grits on our local Yahoo Group inspired PLOG to visit the Blue Roost Petité Cafe and give them a taste. Not just because the purveyor of said grits has received raves about their food, but because our only knowledge of the southern breakfast staple comes from multiple viewings of the comedy classic My Cousin Vinny. Recall that one of the key turning points in the film occurs when Brooklyn lawyer Vinny discredits a key witness regarding his claim that he cooked his grits in only five minutes (no self-respecting Southerner would use instant grits, we are told).

Not having any reference point beyond the film, PLOG enjoyed the grits at Blue Roost immensely, finding them light, fluffy and delicately seasoned. And definitely not instant.