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Charles' Southern Kitchen: Better than I expected

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Charles' Southern Kitchen: Better than I expected

driggs | Aug 5, 2006 09:24 PM

Went to Charles Southern Kitchen (2841 Frederick Douglass Blvd), a place thats gotten its fair share of hype. Wow. And for good reason. I grew up in rural south, my mom made some mean collard greans, so I have been disapointed many times here in NY. The greens, the hallmark of good southern soul food, where perfect. A bit bitter and with a hint of smokey flavour, but not loaded with salt. The fried chicken had a nice crunchy almost nutty skin, and then melt in your mouth inside. The mac and cheese was spot on. The ribs just kicked butt. It was 11 bucks for all you can eat. I almost felt guilty. I certainly felt stuffed. And now I go on my 10mile run. A sort of bodily penance. Thank god I dont have this place across the street from me, I would be well beyond 300lbs. Good to see a place live up to the hype. Oh and it was empty.

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