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zEli173 | | Apr 18, 2007 09:54 PM

Went over tonight to give it a try. I would love to know what was said when this restaurant was dreamed up because I am simply amazed at how clueless the place is in terms of southern cuisine.

I actually approve of the fried chicken. The batter is crisp and sticks to the chicken well, although it's slightly "heavy" for my tastes, and the (dark) meat was very juicy.

But the sides are so far off the mark that it ruins the entire experience. I'd just assume eat airplane food. The potato salad had a strange tangy quality that was completely out of place. I kept taking bites in order to identify the offending flavor (it might have just been a lot of mustard) and because I was in disbelief as to how bad it was. Meanwhile, the collards are more like a wilted salad than southern greens. I think they must be were quick sauteed (at least tasted that way) rather than slow simmered. And the "southern" iced tea had a fruit flavor.

The accompanyments were so disturbingly bad that it didn't matter if the chicken was any good. They are a clear indictment that the operators have no idea what they're doing.