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Charles Southern Disappointment


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Charles Southern Disappointment

Mark DiBlasi | Dec 20, 2000 07:36 AM

I just stopped by the Charles Southern Kitchen all-day breakfast annex, and it was a major disappointment. One can be forgiven for assuming that a breakfast joint with the word "southern" in the name, opened by a well regarded southern establishment might make some decent southern breakfast food.

Quaker Quick Grits, Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix and frozen sausage are the order of the day, (and prominently displayed) and you will find no biscuits of any kind, not even Pillsbury Grands. I mean, even McDonald's and KFC serve an edible biscuit. Isn't the owner ashamed to put his name on a place like this?

Just another raw reminder of how far from the south we really are here in NYC. I lived in Chicago, and have spent many years in Memphis and various other southern towns, and I guess you just have to go back to those places to get any decent southern grub on a regular, consistent basis. Don't even mention barbecue.

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