If you know me at all, you won't be surprised to hear that my favorite restaurants are soul food and barbecue joints. Besides the food, which often bears the unmistakable charm of somebody's mama's mama's specialty, I just love the quirky character of these small restaurants. Flossie's is among the best I've tried, and I'm lucky that it's only a few blocks from my house.
I enjoyed the tender fried chicken although the perfectly crisp crust left me wishing for more flavor. I wonder if it's just plain flour. I don't require ELEVEN secret herbs and spices, but two or three would be nice. On the other hand, Flossie's meatloaf is amazing, the silken soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture that I repeatedly fail to achieve at home (and if sauteed vegetables are responsible for its moistness, Flossie is smart enough to hide them completely -- there's nothing worse than meatloaf studded with chewy little bits of indigestible green pepper).