Another small rusty business

So there’s this small up and coming spot called, Rusty Pot Cafe located in downtown Inglewood.  We like to support the small guys so we took a trip and here’s what we experienced.


As we walked inside the tiny building we came across a man singing along to the music playing while two other couples I’m assuming were enjoying their food.  The single room contained about 10 small tables.  To the right was a white wall that hid the kitchen area.  You could tell the place was a work in progress.

“Hey that’s her again,” whispered the boy.  The people know I enjoy exploring restaurants offering breakfast.

“Who’s that guy with her? asked a woman.

“That’s The Eagle!” a young fella responded.  “I’ve seen him a few times.  It’s either him or The Delectable Delights.  Occasionally B tags along,” he continued to explain.

We could hear them chatting, but kept our eyes on the menu.  The Eagle soon started up some small talk with the guy singing.  They exchanged words for a while.

Finally, time to order.

The Eagle went with the Shrimp and Grits – sautéed shrimp in a lemon-herb infused gravy sauce, served over their house flavored cheesy grits.  The dish was accompanied by a side of sausage and Texas toast.


I was informed from a customer their chicken and waffles are pretty good, but I kept it safe and went with the basic Belgian Waffle, Bacon and Eggs.  No offense, but Rosco’s is the place concerning such items, but maybe next time.  You never know.


Well, over all the food was average.  Not bad, but no strong desire to return so quickly.  If in the area, sure I’d support them.  Customer service was great and we enjoyed the company that surrounded us.  So go check them out whenever in town.



Amenities (parking, location, seating, menu selections, etc) ***
Customer Service (greeted, helpful, polite, checking-in, etc) ***
Cleanliness ***
Experience (themed, music, atmosphere, energy, etc) **
Taste **
Price **






Garlic Shrimp & Grits

3 cups water

1 cup whipping cream

1/4 cup butter

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup uncooked quick grits

1/2 pound cooked, cleaned, peeled shrimp

1 cup sharp cheddar cheese

2 minced cloves of garlic

  • Bring 3 cups of water , whipping cream, butter and salt to a boil in saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add grits while continuing to stir until mixture is smooth.
  • Mix in shrimp, cheese and garlic, allow to cook alone until everything is heated together.


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