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Top 5 Southern Charmers

BY Lauren Staehle | October 7, 2016 | Feature Features

It's easier than ever to find the flavors of the South in downtown DC, as chefs blend country casual with modern twists.
A trio of deviled eggs at Acadiana, a venue that feels like a delicious slice of New Orleans

1. Mulebone
Andy Shallal and Carla Hall bring new meaning to Southern comfort with a welcoming venue that’s part co-­workspace by day and part fried chicken and biscuit heaven by night. The craft cocktails made with small batch bourbon are not to be missed. 2121 14th St. NW, 202.332.9672

2. The Dabney
It’s one of the hottest ticket in town, and if you’re lucky enough to score a seat at this Blagden Alley treasure, you’ll be delighted by barbecue quail atop creamed corn or family-­style pork loin with charred okra. 122 Blagden Alley NW, 202.450.1015

3. Marvin
Named for soul icon Marvin Gaye, this 14th Street bar and bistro delivers soul-satisfying comfort food. Try the shrimp and grits or Cajun-­spiced pork chop for flavor that will make your mouth sing. 2007 14th St. NW, 202.797.7171
4. Beuchert’s Saloon
This Capitol Hill hangout is known for its craft cocktails like the High Moon at Noon—a blend of moonshine, strawberry shrub, lime and bitters—but stick around for the fried-green tomatoes and peach cobbler. 623 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 202.733.1384

5. Acadiana
Chef Brant Tesky brings the best of Louisiana north of the Mason Dixon Line. Creole classics like seafood gumbo and cornmeal-crusted catfish are enhanced with the freshest ingredients. 901 New York Ave. NW, 202.408.8848

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