Fried chicken and gussied up grits and biscuits and collard greens -- not to mention gumbo and po-boys -- have invaded Seattle and, hot dang, we couldn't be happier! Y'all come get it at these fine eating establishments.
Southern comfort food means huge portions here, with entrees like fried chicken, catfish and "Down Home" mac-and-cheese. It's hard to believe that diners still manage to find room for the over-the-top desserts that include a terrific coconut layer cake. Go hungry!
Huge fan of the Pike Place Market destination restaurant and chef de cuisine Anthony Polizzi's clever renditions of classics. Don't miss the Dungeness crab tostada if it's offered. During the summer months, the kitchen does beautiful things to veggies. A beet tartare with blue cheese was beautiful to behold and even better to taste. For dessert? Two words: Pecan Pie!
A little slice of the South on Capitol Hill, complete with biscuits, grits, collard greens, fried chicken and country ham from the famous Benton's in Tennessee. On Friday evenings, supper is served family style.
The buttery buttermilk biscuits are straight-up perfect here, topped with all sorts of down home goodies: fried chicken and gravy, crispy ham hocks with collards, catfish with green olive tartar sauce, truffled frittata or housemade peanut butter and banana. You might need a knife and fork to tackle these generous, seriously messy sandwiches, but it's so worth it. You can also buy cookies and pastries and bread from Dahlia Bakery's production kitchen, located on premise. Also shares the building in Amazonia with Serious Pie and Soul Wine, a pretty winning combo package.