Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Hungry Mother

When I think of Southern Food in Boston, my mind immediately goes to Tupelo and m3 among others.  These places have some of the most delicious, down-home southern food.  However, another southern standout here in New England has to be Hungry Mother.  Found just a couple of blocks off of the One Kendall complex in a lovely little house, Hungry Mother offers up delicious southern cuisine in a slightly more upscale environment.  With its intimate dining rooms and windows looking out onto trees and flowers, you feel as though you are sitting down to a meal in a friend's house.  Last fall, at East Cambridge's Rib Fest, I won a gift certificate at a booth to Hungry Mother and we figured it was about time to put it to good use.

When we sat down our server quickly told us the specials for the evening, and without question we had to order the shrimp and grits.  This dish, when available, sells out quickly, and it is easy to see why.  Nick and I split this appetizer, but could have had a little fork fight over the last couple of bites.  Between the perfectly cooked grits, the expertly seasoned shrimp and the cornbread croutons, I was ready to lick the plate clean.

Shrimp and Grits

For our entrees, I went with the cast iron chicken, which was moist and flavorful.  The fingerling potatoes, mushrooms and pea tendrils topping the chicken off just completed each bite.  Chicken is definitely not something I would typically order when I'm out, but this dish will convinced me to order it more often!

Cast Iron Chicken
Nick went with the cornmeal crusted catfish completed with some hushpuppies - what is not to love?!  Another delicious dish that has so much flavor.  Each aspect of this plate complemented the other so well.

Cornmeal Catfish with Hushpuppies
After loving our dinner, we could not resist sharing a piece of fruit pie, a la mode.  That and a couple of after-dinner drinks.

No. 47 - Double Espresso, Georgia Moonshine, and a sugar cube
Kronan Toddy - Swedish Punsch, spiced butter and orange twist
Everything about Hungry Mother was wonderful; from the atmosphere to the food, it always makes me want to make a return visit.

Where is your favorite place to get Southern cuisine 

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  1. I still haven't been to Hungry Mother! I like Tupelo and M3, too.

  2. wasn't impressed with m3, but i've been wanting to check out hungry mother! that shrimp and grits looks so different from what i expected (in a good way). yum!

  3. I just adore Hungry Mother -- those shrimp and grits are fabulous! I'm looking forward to the more casual Southern place the owners plan to open around the corner this fall!

  4. I <3 M3 and Redbones! Have you heard of Hungry Mother's backyard BBQ deal on Fridays? They're selling pulled pork sandwiches, chips, and cola/beer out their back door during lunch hours!

    1. I havent heard about this! So good to know, thank you for passing it along!

  5. I absolutely love Hungry Mother and it's been too long since I've been! They definitely have my favorite southern food in the area.

  6. I am a huge fan of Hungry Mother! Darryl's Corner Bar + Kitchen is also really great.

  7. I haven't been to Hungry Mother in so long. I heard they are opening another place in Kendall soon too. Did you get little cookies at the end of your meal with your check? I remember getting some amazing little cookies.

  8. i have wanted to go here FOREVER. That needs to happen soon!


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