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Restaurants & Bars

Beans & Cornbread [Southfield/DTW]

rainsux | Nov 27, 201408:22 AM     4

I was pleasantly surprised ...

Stopped at B&C last night, Thanksgiving eve, at 5:45PM. The parking lot was mobbed. Never seen people double-parking at B&C before. I can see LOTS of folks waiting inside ... and I'm not the least bit keen about lengthy waits for food.

They are mobbed inside too. But there are six [6] empty four-tops and two booths begging for someone to take their payment. Good grief. Has B&C lost their service mojo? (No.)

I'm puzzled. WHY are all these tables empty when there are customers standing? I finally work my way up to the hostess and inquire about "the wait." She advises that we can be seated immediately - the mob is all waiting for carry-out orders.

Alicia is our server. She is prompt and attentive. My bride orders her usual (ribs) ... and Alicia apologizes that they've (already) sold-out of ribs. Wow. Our orders are placed ... and Alicia reappears - we've got one, half-order of ribs - you want'm? Of course!

I like their trio/combo; pick three proteins and two (or three) sides. Catfish, rib tips & pork chop w/glazed yams, mac & cheese and red beans & rice. All are excellent.

Dunno if the mob awaiting carry-out orders is a typical week night, or if it was simply a Thanksgiving eve thing ...

The only downside? Their WiFi is seriously unsecured. Unwise to use it for any websites/appls that 'login'.

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