Miss Maude's Spoonbread Too
547 Lenox Avenue, NYC
You'll love the Southern, down-home cooking at this cheerful, inexpensive Harlem restaurant. Owner, caterer and cookbook author, Norma Jean Darden, named the restaurant after her Aunt Maude.
A music and Sunday School teacher, Maude was "a stylish dresser and jazzy dancer with many beaux and no intention of settling down." Until she met Uncle John, a doctor, in Opelika, Alabama.
Together with her husband, Dr. John Wesley Darden, Miss Maude owned a drugstore which was particularly known for its great desserts, ice cream, cookies and confections. "But in our family," Norma says, "all knew that no one beat the delicious meals served at Aunt Maude's house."
The Menu (click to view)
Meals begin with a basket of hot, corn bread and are served southern style with your choice of sides, like homemade candied yams, collard greens, or macaroni and cheese.
The New York Post says "on its own or smothered in gravy, Spoonbread has the Best Fried Chicken in NYC!" Or you might want to try Uncle CL's Short Ribs of Beef (falling off the bone). And make sure to leave room for pie a' la mode or an Uncle John inspired chocolate, or butterscotch ice cream sundae.
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New York Magazine.
Miss Maude's made Gael Greene's Hot List of New York restaurants!
"Talk about biscuits and Spoonbread...
"Nobody does it better."
New York 1 TV
"Spoonbread's famous fried chicken is one of the most requested items."
Parties and Events (click for photo)
Why not have your next party at Miss Maude's?
Or for a wedding, corporate party, or more elegant affair, find out how
Spoonbread Catering can make that special event even more special for you.