Each month, Chef Howie of Olde Magoun’s Saloon offers a new Wednesday-night special menu. Last month, it was German Oktoberfest fare (described here by chickendhansak), and in November, it’s soul food.

yumyum ordered off this month’s menu recently. She tried the oxtails in gravy over grits, with sides of collards and black-eyed peas, and says that 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 ham hock, but I actually liked these just as much because the texture was right on.”

Aromatherapy reports that the fried chicken is very good, and chickendhansak thinks that the beer selection is “groovy.”

“Magoun’s is a neighborhood gem,” says Aromatherapy, and yumyum agrees: “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.”

Olde Magoun’s Saloon [Somerville]
518 Medford Street, Somerville

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