Sissy’s New Lunch Menu Debuts Today

Oyster po' boy (photos by Carol Shih)

Starting today, Sissy’s is open for lunch from Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The new lunch is something owner Lisa Garza, ex-execuchef Jeffery Hobbs and new execuchef Chris Ostlund have been working on together. Yesterday, at the media lunch I was invited to, Jeffery Hobbs was nowhere to be found. He’s officially moved onto his own personal projects. “I could not have opened without him,” said Garza. She’s known Hobbs ever since he was the chef de cuisine at Suze and wishes him the best of luck. But as for Chris Ostlund, the new executive chef whose résumé includes a stint at the Garden Cafe, Garza said she “could not be prouder of the job he’s done.”

Garza wanted to keep her lunch menu on the lighter end, which is why there are several signature salads and sandwiches to choose from. The muffaletta is a New Orleans-style puffy sandwich with layers of provolone, ham, hot coppa, mortadella, and salami ($13). Hearty salads  – like the pickled Gulf shrimp salad ($20) and lump crab cake salad ($24)- were made with the intention of filling you up for lunch. No empty stomach gets left behind at Sissy’s – especially not when Sissy’s famous fried chicken is still available to order by the bucket during lunchtime.

Jump for a look at the lunch menu.

Gulf shrimp and grits with piquillo pepper, tasso ham, and organic stone ground cheddar grits
Catfish po' boy (left); James, Lisa Garza, and Chris Ostlund (right)
Sissy's premium steaks with three bean salad and green sauce
Pickled Gulf shrimp salad - marinated overnight in onion, tomato, crushed red pepper
Herb poached snapper Niçoise with green beans, red onion, new potato and olives over mixed greens with preserved lemon vinaigrette


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  • Sausage on a Stick

    Hmm pickled Gulf Shrimp salad looks great-right up until the $24 lunch price tag. Have to leave that place to the “lunching ladies”….

  • marisa

    I do not understand what anyone likes about Sissy’s. The cole slaw is the worst and Bubbas Chicken is much better and a better price. We ate there with several friends and we all agreed Lisa must have several friends at D Magazine and DMN.