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Johnny Ray's Sultry Soul Food Restaurant Review: Despite the Southern take on flavorings and techniques of the DC metro area, one does not expect to find out in the 'burbs a restaurant serving truly deep-south cooking. Welcome to this sultry soul food place, where lines of customers wait at the hot table to pick out their meal of the moment: crunchy and peppery fried chicken with greens and fried okra? Indeed, this kind of fare captures the hearts of even the most solidly Yankee patron. A smothered pork chop and fried fish are available, too. Sides echo the culinary course: mac 'n' cheese, collards, and candied yams head the list. Desserts may vary from day to day, but chances are you will come across the classic yellow cake or sweet potato pie on one of your visits. Beverages include sodas and water.