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Last night, I met up with my friend Chrissy for dinner, drinks, and girl talk. And I finally got a chance to check out SOHO Kitchen and Bar. When I lived in DC, one of my favorite restaurants was Georgia Brown’s. There is something about Southern cooking that I just can’t get enough of, so I can’t believe it took me this long to get to SOHO.
I started with a Savannah cocktail, named after one of my favorite cities in the South! This sweet, sippable beverage has tea-infused vodka, lemonade, and hibiscus liquor.
We also enjoyed SOHO’s homemade biscuits, served with rosemary sea salt butter and apple preserves. Delicious!
Since it was a Wednesday, we got to take advantage of the weekly fried chicken special. The “Chicken Scratch” Wednesday is a fantastic deal! You can choose mild or spicy fried chicken for $4.50 per piece and also take your pick of classic Southern side dishes for $3.50 each. I had a hard time narrowing down which sides to order.
I chose the spicy breading for my chicken, along with the mashed potatoes with bourbon gravy and the grilled asparagus. The chicken was tender and juicy, with just the right kick (I also added a bit of SOHO’s homemade hot sauce). The gravy had a bit of sweetness that helped to balance the heat, too.
It was a tasty meal of priced-right haute comfort food. And our server, Misty, did a fantastic job recommending items and just generally knowing her stuff. Whether for “Chicken Scratch” Wednesday or just for a delicious taste of the South, check out SOHO!
Have you been to SOHO? Are you as addicted as I am to Southern cuisine?