We stopped in for lunch during the week, and found this relatively new spot, across from the old Colonial Stores (now a church), and in what I think used to be Colley Marine, to be very comfortable and informal, and quiet during our visit. Our server was with us immediately, and directed us to the various chalk boards on the walls for the menu offerings (no printed menus available). When asked for her thoughts on Chow's best choices, the response was a quick "Everything's Great!" --- no help there, so we tackled the boards, with a little difficulty due to our senior eyesight.
Chow's interpretation of "Southern" cuisine seems to concentrate on the higher fat, higher calorie fried preparations that sadly seems to define the cuisine in the current popular culture. Of the three tables being served in the place during our visit, we were the only ones not eating fried something. Our pulled pork and collards choice was OK but certainly nothing extraordinary; but the other two tables seemed to be throwing down their fried chicken, fried green tomatoes and fried pork belly with relish, grease flying everywhere. It sure seemed that they were having a whole lot more fun than us.
I hate to be a party-pooper (no I don't, really), but we need to stop with idolizing this high-fat interpretation of "Southern" cooking. Fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, (fried) sweet potato pancakes, pork belly --- this isn't the culinary heritage that existed in the South for generations before the Civil War and Great Depression, and it's certainty not what the coastal South has always been proud to serve. There are way too many great "Southern" dishes around to ever need to highlight this high-fat, high-calorie, cheap way to prepare what otherwise would be great things to eat. Want chicken/pork and tomatoes? - try Brunswick Stew! Stop with the "Southern," please!!
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