Fact: Southern cooking tastes 110% better when it’s served up in a historic Victorian manor that looks tailor-made for Blanche Devereaux. Be prepared to sit elbow-to-elbow with strangers as you share a family-style meal of all-you-can-eat fried chicken, cheese grits, green beans, biscuits, and cornbread at this classic Germantown spot. But as Monell’s likes to remind its guests, you’ll “enter as strangers, leave as friends.” Blame it on the biscuits and gravy.
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