Early Report: Brooklyn Southern

Things weren't adding up for Lilla Café on Union Street, despite some Chowhound buzz, so its owners remade it this month as Brooklyn Southern (no website). Fried chicken (pictured), a hit at the old place, has survived the makeover. Matt M. has enjoyed the biscuits, sausage gravy, boiled shrimp, and pimento cheese wedge. "So far," he says, "the Southern fare is more reasonably priced and delicious."

Brooklyn Southern [Columbia Street Waterfront District]
126 Union Street (between Hicks and Columbia streets), Brooklyn
718-855-5700

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