Southern Comfort at Redd’s in Rozzie

Geoffrey's in Roslindale Village is dead; long live Redd's in Rozzie, the new tenant in the same space. Chef-owner Charlie Redd, formerly of Coda, is pumping out food that gourmaniac describes as "mid-priced southern food by a CIA trained chef who grew up in the Carolinas."

That means wonderful hush puppies, "crisp and light with a bacon and onion ragout to complement," says gourmaniac. "Pulled pork sandwich (with one side) was tasty and enormous and my side of beans was excellent and a little healthier option than the fries but not as healthy as the salad. It was very good value for $10."

hyde was unimpressed with the pulled pork, complaining about a lack of smoke flavor, but found the chickpea casserole good though overpriced at $14. However, the deviled eggs and the herb-crusted fluke were mighty tasty. langley had a fine bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich with a side of rich grits, and the asparagus salad with country ham and a poached egg.

For dessert, there's homemade pecan pie, rhubarb crisp with homemade vanilla ice cream, mocha pudding, and sometimes special treats, like the warm banana bread with vanilla ice cream that langley was gifted with after a server screwed up an order.

Redd's in Rozzie [Roslindale]
4257 Washington Street, Boston
617-325-1000

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