Southern Dictionary: Meat-n-Three June 10, 2008Posted by smooregasbord in Food, General.
When we first moved to the DC area, I searched for a good meat-n-three restaurant. I got a lot of strange looks when I threw that term out there, so allow me to break it down for you. A meat-n-three is what I call southern comfort food. It is the meat of your choice served with three sides of your choice. In this area, Cracker Barrel is about as close as you get (although a true southerner knows that CB is not a REAL meat-n-three establishment). Typically, these restaurants are family owned, know how to make a good biscuit, offer sweet tea (the real stuff), and know that pork, mac & cheese, and collards are staples in any good southerner’s diet. In addition, banana pudding or some type of cobbler is always offered as a dessert.
There is a website that you can check out which shows you local meat-n-three restaurants broken down by state. Thank goodness someone else out there appreciates the importance of locating these types of establishments. Flavors Soul Food located in Falls Church, VA, is listed on this site. I have heard great reviews about this place and I look forward to trying it out!