Catering By George

There is some good soul food to be had at Catering by George (2504 Fayetteville St).

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I am not sure how long it has been open, but I noticed it last week and finally stopped in for a visit.  From the outside it looks like a take-out place, but they actually have a fairly large dining room off to the right.

They have a menu of standard fare (chicken fingers, hot dogs, etc) and a line of fresh daily specials.  Today they had smothered chicken and ham, both of which I tried.  I saw them making some fried chicken for another customer, and if I had any room left I would have ordered some because it looked and smelled delicious.

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The smothered chicken was very good (isn’t it always?).  The cabbage was probably my least favorite side, but the corn was nice.

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It has been a long time since I have had cooked ham in a restaurant, but this was salty and moist.  The squash was passable and the cornbread was above average.  I initially had mixed feelings about the potato salad, but after a couple of bites I decided it was great and quickly devoured it.

The plates were about $8 each, including two sides.  I wouldn’t necessarily drive out of my way to eat here again (it is really close to New Visions of Africa, which I love), but the food is good and worth a visit.

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Published in: on January 29, 2009 at 2:57 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. OOh I loved this place when I was in law school down the street at Central. I’d show up and wait for my food — the dining room is new, it was under construction last year — and sometimes chat with the owner’s son as he did his homework. Sometimes I’d talk a little smack about Duke basketball, too, just for fun. Candied yams there are delicious, the bbq is wonderful, and your instincts about the fried chicken are spot on — it’s incredible.

    The Know bookstore a few doors down does a great fried chicken, too. If you call ahead, like say, 20 minutes before, he’ll “drop a chicken” for you, and you won’t have to wait for it when you get there. I like the cornbread at the Know a lot, too.


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