The best restaurant name from a Ludacris single since famed sushi spot Roll Out, Southern Hospitality aims to cheer up Adams Morgan, with its owners (the same crew that helped establish Circa as a friendly neighborhood spot) promising to hire only the most amicable waitstaff to serve their stained oak/brick dining room and 40-person patio.
The Southern-twanged menu gets comfortable via fried chicken topped with homemade gravy and collards, good ole fashioned jambalaya, and a lamb or beef patty coated with goat cheese, stuck in a potato bun, and dubbed the SoHo Burger, though anyone who watched SATC knows that dude really only hung out in midtown. As for drinks, the menu has them, including the Southern Margarita (tequila/ Cointreau/ homemade sour mix), the Dirty Blue (vodka/ olive juice/ blue cheese-stuffed olives), and a whiskey 'n molasses drank called "Deep South", which's also a place where everyone ponders what Yosemite Sam mud flaps really mean. Like, really mean, man.
If liquor ain't your thing, they've got 10 drafts (Goose Island IPA, Delirium Tremens, and Old Dominion) and six bottles including Boddingtons, Redbridge, and Strongbow, though any attempt to throw Bows will force their bouncer to politely ask you to move, bitch.