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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Brown Sugar Southern Cuisine

928 U St. NW (Ninth St. NW) Send to Phone
202-462-2370
Ribs to weep over, fried chicken wings and braised greens at this take-out in the U Street corridor.

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Open
Lunch & Dinner daily
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  • Dress code: Casual

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Brown Sugar Southern Cuisine Restaurant Review

: You can’t say too much about the décor of a take-out place the size of a large shoebox, but oh, my, does its kitchen turn out ribs to weep over. Juicy and dripping with a deep, dark, just-sweet sauce, the ribs are gargantuan enough to feed a hungry football player---well, at least if you order a full rack. These take awhile to wrap and hand over to you---there is no indoor seating---so occupy yourself by ordering a few extras, such as the fried chicken wings, as crunchy as anything you can do at home, and add on a few sides. The braised greens are the perfect mate for chicken or ribs, plus there are baked yams, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese and more. Don’t forget dessert: look for the three-inch-high wedge of yellow cake with a slick of chocolate frosting.



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