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Sunday, April 27, 2008

.: Down Home Cookin :.

i am so rarely in DC, even tho it's within driving distance, that when i do go, i like to hit a nice restaurant. so buu and i decided to grab some southern cooking at Georgia Brown's. Zeke, kim and jon joined in on the pham-ily affair too.

the restaurant was PACKED. even tho we had reservations for 8:15, we weren't seated till closer to quarter to nine. we grabbed drinks at the bar and word of warning, dreads-girl bartender? avoid her, pocketful of sunshine she is not. the waiter wasn't exactly warm and fuzzy either, and definitely was not much help with the menu. he probably had a lot of tables to tend to but still. the service could definitely improve. however, i'm happy to say that the food made up for what the service lacked. we ordered Ma Brown's Appetizer Sampler. the fried green tomatoes and cole slaw was divine. the chicken livers was a bit batter-y, the fried catfish fingers were nice and i was too scared to try the black eyed pea falafal, tho buu said they were good. the corn muffin bread was yum-o too.

i decided on the Low Country Shrimp & Grits, Buu opted for the Louisiana "Devil" Shrimp and Kim went with the Southern Fried Chicken. Both boys go for the Bone-In Cowboy Steak. Naturally, i had two bites of my delish entree and i was stuffed. i had room for dessert tho, Chocolate Pecan Pie. zeke wasn't a fan of his potatoes but he really dug the beef! there was a marriage proposal at the next table so the atmosphere was festive. we sat at the table for a good two hours and the place was still crowded. the music was soulful and conservation was flowing. it was a lovely evening.

i'm headed to atlanta tomorrow and i am hopeful that i'll be able to try something finger lickin good! if only i was going to savannah so i could rub elbows with Paula Dean!

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