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Chef Lee's Famous Soul Food II - review


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Chef Lee's Famous Soul Food II - review

lori | Nov 14, 2002 09:37 AM

Hey guys,

Went last night, and as promised, a review.

I wish I had been hungrier - the portions were huge, everything was delicious, and it would have been great to just keep eating and eating and eating...;) We did an OK job though.

I got BBQ chicken. BBQ sauce very good, a great combination of sweet/smokey flavors. With your meal, you get a choice of two sides and cornbread. Cornbread was good...Lotsa sides to choose from, some of which include: mashed potatoes, collard greens, black eyed peas, mac & cheese, candied sweet potatoes....I got sweet potatoes & mac & cheese. Excellent mac & cheese -not too cheesy but cooked casserole style with crispy cheese melted on top. Sweet potatoes were so sweet...(not ever a problem for me!) and so soft, almost like a sweet potato stew. Tasted great though. . My friend got fried chicken. At first I wasn't crazy about the fact that the fried chicken was just sitting there...not prepared to order but it actually was tasty and still crispy. A light batter. She got black eyed peas & collards. Not a huge fan of either, though collards seemed good, not spicy, though I am not an expert on collards.

They were out of a couple of things, which was kind of a bummer...i.e. no sweet potato pie! My friend was also hoping for a drumstick of the fried chicken, and they had only cooked white thigh/leg option. I personally only go for white meat so I didn't care, and I am not sure if this is always the part of the chicken they bbq or fry...We ended up getting a piece of homemade chocolate cake, which was good.

And, btw, galley girl was right. There is now only one location - the new one - on Columbia Road in Dorchester, right across from the Strand Theatre. Not a big place, and food is all served from behind the counter, cafeteria style. Chef Lee was there, eating some dinner behind us....was friendly and seemed happy to be in his new location.


Next stop, Keith's place, for brunch...


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