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arepo Dec 25, 2012 06:32 AM

Any decent restaurants that cater to southern cooking, like fried green tomatoes, southern fried chicken, candied yams and such?
I know that Heirloom leans in that direction with some offerings but I know of no other.

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    cwdonald Dec 31, 2012 11:26 AM

    Arepo looks like there is a new place Called Southern Cross opening in Conshohocken that will have a southern flare.. including collards, fried green tomatoes as both appetizers and a salad, buttermilk fried chicken, oyster po boys among others. Here is the full menu. There is also a story in the inky.


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      crazyspice Dec 31, 2012 11:32 AM

      Thanks for posting this CW!! I am looking forward to trying it.

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        arepo Dec 31, 2012 11:51 AM

        You are worth your weight in gold!
        Hang around.

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        Meann Dec 28, 2012 05:40 PM

        Sole II Soul in Roxborough.

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          lsmutko Dec 28, 2012 12:02 PM

          In Doylestown, MOMs -- Maxwell's on Main -- has a New Orleans/southern-influenced menu. Fried pickles, fried green tomatoes, crawfish cakes, gumbo, very good fried chicken when we were there. Southern sides like collards (which were also a very nice version), creamed kale. I think they have bands or djs upstairs some nights, so if that bugs you, go a little earlier.

          1. caganer Dec 26, 2012 02:28 PM

            Khyber Pass does mostly Louisiana-style food but they have several Southern classics on the menu - hushpuppies, fried okra, greens, fried catfish, fried green tomatoes and biscuits. It's more bar than restaurant but it's not crazy early in the evening.

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              cwdonald Dec 26, 2012 10:50 AM

              The multiple locations of honey's sit and eat would cater to this kind of cooking. Now its not entirely "southern" more comfort food from around the world but they have country gravy, country fried steak, honey fried chicken fingers with scallion hush puppies and fried green tomatoes on their menu year round.

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                arepo Dec 26, 2012 11:31 AM

                Wow! Honey's sounds even better than Ken's. No dinners though.
                Hopefully, they will open at their new location soon.
                Thanks CW.

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                  barryg Dec 26, 2012 01:11 PM

                  I think Honey's claims to be a fusion of southern and Jewish food. But comes across to me as a southern-influenced modern diner menu with some Jewish ingredients like braised brisket and potato pancakes.

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                    Hungryin theBurbs Dec 26, 2012 02:34 PM

                    FWIW, I think Honey's has just about the best grits I've had anywhere. The biscuits are good too, though a little sweet for my taste.

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                    msiangal Dec 25, 2012 11:03 AM

                    Ms. Tootsie's does Southern/soul food (link below). I don't see fried green tomatoes on their menu, but they definitely have Southern fried chicken, candied yams, etc. I haven't actually been there, but it was recommended by a friend who is originally from the South.


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                      barryg Dec 26, 2012 01:07 PM

                      I tried it a couple times, food was ok but very expensive for what I found to be average. It is a very trendy club-like atmosphere, actually it is a club after 10pm or so and has two floors with bars above. A nice place with very attractive staff but more for going out than for getting down with some homestyle food. Cocktails were extremely sweet however.

                      ETA: I just checked out the menu online, looks like the food prices have been toned down from what I remember.

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                      barryg Dec 25, 2012 08:56 AM

                      Check out Rex 1516 on South Street, it is not really soul food or a super traditional menu but is definitely southern.

                      In the northwest part of the city check out Geechee Girl Cafe and Chef Ken's Kitchen, I haven't been to either but have heard good things; Anthony Bourdain recently visited the latter.

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                        arepo Dec 25, 2012 11:01 AM

                        Chef Ken's Kitchen looks enticing from the website.
                        I really cannot wait to try it.
                        (Bourdain's appearance doesn't hurt any either!)
                        Many thanks

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                          Chinon00 Dec 26, 2012 10:57 AM

                          Chef Ken's is average at best. I find his food extremely over seasoned. I've lives in the neighborhood 10 years and have eaten there 3 times? If it were good I'd be there more often.

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