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Restaurant One

Southern Kitchen
9576 Congress St.
New Market, Virginia

U.S. 11, 1/2 Mile South of I-81 Interchange

Every now and then, it does the soul good to forget the diet you're on and travel back to a quieter time when food was REALLY tasty, the restaurant was not intimidating, and the folks who eat there are just like those you grew up with. At least if you're my age (not going to tell), this was a time of the 50's and 60's in rural Virginia.

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And the Southern Kitchen in New Market, Virginia, fits the bill to a tee. This is a popular, friendly, restaurant with an excellent wait staff and fast service.

Their fried chicken is just not to be believed. It is succulent, deep-fried to a perfection, and wonderfully non-greasy. The restaurant itself takes you back in time - and you enjoy the trip.

After the chicken, don't forget to try any of their desserts. You will regret it if you don't.

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Restaurant Two
Eatonville Restaurant
2121 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

U Street/Shaw/Logan Circle Area of DC Area

We had read about a new restaurant (new to us, at least) at 14th and U, so we ambled our way in that direction until we found it. We went inside to look at the menu, became intrigued and delighted with the decore and the menu, and decided to stay. We were at Eatonville.

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Upon entering the newest of Andy Shallal’s restaurants, Eatonville, one is struck by light, color splashed in organized chaos, live music, animated diners, and the sense that your experience here is likely to be electric.

Having had a passionate love affair with fried chicken for the past X number of years, Tom couldn't resist the Crispy Chicken Breast (arguably the best he's ever had) with garlic mashed potatoes (superb), braised collard greens (another passion of Tom's and this was without equal) and mushroom gravy.

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