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Aug 21, 2008 09:38 AM

Southern Food with a Flair

Looking for Southern Food with a Flair for $20-30 per entree in Metro DC. Any suggestions?

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  1. I think that's supposed to be Vidalia's niche except: 1) they are pushing the upper end of your price point; and 2) personally I've never felt it lived up to the price/hype. The few times I've been I was underwhelmed.

    1. B. Smith, Georgia Brown's and Acadiana (more creole/cajun) all fit the bill.

      I'd recommend Acadiana out of all 3, but i'm more of a down home Southern/Soul/Cajun/Creole food person.

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      1. re: WestIndianArchie

        I've been to Acadiana. It was okay..but maybe I ordered the wrong thing. Do you remember what your enjoyed at Acadiana?

        1. re: 2cooks5eaters

          I really enjoyed the deviled eggs, the bbq shrimp and their delicious biscuits.

          Another place that might be more in your price range is Creme.

          1. re: Elyssa

            Second Creme; it's closer to the bottom of that range, cute space, fun atmosphere. My companion claimed the shrimps/grits/smoked sausage were beyond words; even the vegetarian plate o' the day was pretty darn good. Riffs on southern food without being ridiculous.

            1. re: chocolatstiletto

              Thanks everyone. This catagory seems to be limited but I checked Creme's website and it looks like it may be the spot for our southern dinner with a flair.

              1. re: 2cooks5eaters

                Make sure to get the coconut cake for dessert if it's being offered. It's amazing!!!

                1. re: Elyssa

                  I third Creme! YESSSS to the coconut cake (which Elyssa thankfully alerted me to) and the mushroom appetizer is de-lish.

          2. re: 2cooks5eaters

            Yeah I felt the same about Acadiana too. It was good, but I was expecting a lot more flavor, especially from creole/cajun cuisine.

        2. I would add Majestic, I haven't been in a while, but I am sure you could search here for a more recent report, they are definitely in this category, great food, good service and very nice atmosphere.

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