Before heading over to see Rough Magic, K. and I went to Oohhs and Aahhs for dinner. Good ol’ soul food with a nice little lunch counter. We shared the fried chicken wing dinner with mac and cheese and collard greens.
The wings are pre-fried, and then refried when you order them. The coating on the wings was nice and light, perhaps less salty and flavorful than I would have liked. I think I lean more strongly toward the flavors of Popeye’s fried chicken. The meat wasn’t too dry, and after eating a few more wings, they started to have the right level of saltyness.
The collard greens were vinegary, and lacked the brackish flavor I tend to find with collards. I liked them better than the ones cooked with meat(!!). The mac and cheese was good, but somewhat mushy. I think it lacked the sharper cheese flavor that I was wanting. They also were slightly runny. Nonetheless I still found them tasty.
Both the lemonade and iced tea are extraordinarily sweet. The portions here are enormous. It was a good thing that K. and I shared. Although there was still a good quantity of mac and cheese leftover when we were done.
K. and I found ourselves out of place – a bunch of wanna-be yuppies in a soul food joint. But we were outdone by a girl who ordered baked chicken without gravy and attempted to get a diet soda. Obviously she was on a diet. But who goes to a soul food joint and doesn’t order gravy. <shakes head>