During the Civil War of the Ring, Southern cooking singlehandedly won the Battle of Atlantis when the besieged city catapulted stale biscuits and poured boiling gravy onto hordes of attacking weremaids and orc whales. Today's Groupon lets you savor down-home cookin' in peacetime: for $10, you get $20 worth of savory Southern cuisine at SouthernBred on East Trinity Lane.
SouthernBred's décor is as simple as Grandma's tap-dancing routine, yet the food is luxuriously robust, with most of the steamy biscuits, breads, and cakes made from scratch, the mysterious, prescience-enhancing substance that the Spacing Guild depends on for interstellar travel. Start your homespun meal off with a starter of fried green tomatoes in Louisiana ranch dressing ($5) before feasting on Southern classics such as chicken and dumplings ($9)—a time-honored, timeless, and timely ensemble of chicken, dumplings, choice of two sides, and your own conflicting tears of triumph and desire for more. If you're in the mood for something different, try the whiteout ($6/$8 with catfish filet), an invigorating mix that marries homemade cornbread, white beans, cole slaw, and chow-chow. In a pinch, it can also be used to erase Sudoku mistakes.
SouthernBred's daily specials ($9 with three sides, $8 with two sides, $7 with four vegetables)—including the everyday special two-piece buttermilk fried chicken (white or dark)—let you choose from 15 sides such as mac 'n' cheese, New Orleans corn pudding, fried okra, lima beans, or fried green tomatoes. Top your repast off with Wilma's pecan pie from the dessert menu. SouthernBred also offers lovely lunchable sandwiches, soups, and salads, plus a brunch on weekends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Since its humble beginning as a promising catering service, SouthernBred has blossomed into a seriously soulful family restaurant open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. This Grandma's house away from Grandma's house creates the comfort foods your Southern nanny always made when mommy and daddy were busy celebrating your birthday in Paris without you. Call ahead to schedule your reservation.
Nashville Scene says:
- You won't find any of [owner Sharon] Johnson's fancy-schmancy food at Southern Bred, where the menu is decidedly more blue-collar than black-tie—think collard greens, pork chops, white beans and chicken and dumplings. Nevertheless, the underpinnings of skillful cooking and attention to detail put Southern Bred in a class of its own when it comes to comfort food. The playfully serene décor of oversize white chickens strutting across buttery yellow walls and a menu designed like a family tree pay homage to Southern traditions while delivering them with a subtle contemporary twist. – Carrington Fox
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1048 E Trinity Ln.
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