October 6, 2011

By Kirsten Larsen

I was a bit skeptical when a friend suggested I visit Boulder’s new Southern restaurant, Shug’s. Filling the vacant spot at 2017 13th Street, which used to house Trilogy and the B-Side, Shug’s features “low country cuisine” and a relaxed atmosphere. Raised by a true Southern grandmother, I have never experienced a New Years celebration without black eyed peas and colored greens, so Shug’s unknowingly welcomed quite the critic through their doors.

Perched at the clean and roomy bar last weekend, a friend and I split an order of Fried Green Tomatoes and Shrimp And Grits. Not only were these dishes inexpensive appetizers, but they were large enough to satisfy our ravenous stomachs. The Fried Green tomatoes were perfectly seasoned and crunchy, while the Shrimp And Grits were rib-sticking good. Shug’s made this semi-Southerner happy; perhaps they could make you and a friend howl with delight as well. Is there a Cajun dish you adore? Check out the Shug’s menu – I bet they have what you crave!

Cajun Grits With Corn Kernels recipe from Cajunlicious


2 Cups Yellow Grits
1 Cup Chicken Broth
1 Cup Water
2 Cups Heavy Cream
1 Ear Cooked Corn, Kernels Removed
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Small Onion, Chopped
2 Green Onions, Sliced
¼ Cup Sharp White Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
Salt and Pepper to Taste


In small pot, saute your onion in butter until translucent. Add your water and broth and bring to a boil. Add your whipping cream and bring back to a boil. Whisk in your grits and corn kernels. Cook until thick and creamy. Add salt and pepper. Top with cheese and green onion. Yumm!