I was able to check out the special Wednesday night soul food menu this week and I liked it a lot. You may recall that Chef Howie does Wednesday night specials throughout the year with each month being a different theme. November is Soul food and you've only got three Wednesdays left to check it out.
I ordered the oxtails in gravy over grits with sides of collards and black eyed peas. The oxtails were seriously scrum... falling apart tender and in a savory gravy, over cheddar grits that had just the right consistency. Collards were cooked with smoked turkey instead of a ham hock, but I actually liked these just as much because the texture was right on. Not cooked to a mush, but cooked enough that they were tender and smoky delicious. Black eyed peas were not my bag.
The full menu is here --> http://magounssaloon.com/?page_id=34
Should you drive from the Cape for this food? No. But if you're in the neighborhood, you should really check out the Soul food if you have a hankering for this kind of rib-sticking cuisine. Prices are reasonable (oxtails = $12) and the patrons are very friendly. Lots of TVs if you need to take in the game at the same time. Easy parking behind the restaurant, and lots of beers on tap.
Below, a picture of oxtails and greens.
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