These muffins – including orange juice, lemon poppy, chocolate chip and banana flavors – were all the rage at The Mill Bakery, Eatery and Brewery on North Monroe Street and Apalachee Parkway in the ‘90s. Alas, those places have long since closed.
But rejoice, Tallahassee foodies – Durand “Coosh” Willis and his wife Margaret, former partners of The Mill on Monroe (and branches in Gainesville and Fort Myers) – serve these mammoth muffins at their restaurant, Coosh’s Bayou Rouge.
Willis said he started making them informally again about four years ago when he moved Coosh’s from Kerry Forest Parkway to its current location on Old Water Oak Road,
“We’d sell 1,000 muffins a day at The Mill,” Willis said.
They haven’t yet matched the muffin mania at The Mill, but in the past year and a half, “we’ve been making a big push and we’re selling a lot.”
Willis has a muffin repertoire of 12 flavors, offering about six choices each day.
“They’re available all day till they’re gone.”
The muffins are $2.99 apiece. Small price for such a cloud of flavor. We took home an orange juice and a double chocolate. Seconds after these photos, we’d gobbled them gone.
If you go…
Coosh’s Bayou Rouge
6267 Old Water Oak Rd., Tallahassee, 32312
Main photo at top courtesy of Coosh’s.