After dodging hour-long waits at several chowish mainstays (Washington Square Tavern, Publick House, Asian Fusion), we ended up at Soulfire. Friday night at 8, the place is less than half full. Excellent barbecue chicken, ok ribs, fabulous fried chicken, best collards ever, pretty darn good beans, excellent spicy barbecue sauce, fine selection of beer, lively room with thumping r&b music, Celtics on the big screen TV.
Two questions (1) Am I wrong about Soulfire-is it not a chow-worthy place? and (2) What other chowish places are out there that haven't caught on with chowhounds or the masses?