The Needle: December 2010
Reviewed By Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published December 1, 2010
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Addie's
Address: 11120 Rockville Pike , Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-881-0081
Neighborhood: Rockville
Cuisines: An example of a traditional Southern meal is deep fried chicken, field peas, turnip greens, cornbread, sweet tea and a dessert that could be a pie (sweet potato, pecan and peach are traditional southern pies), or a cobbler (peach, blackberry or mixed berry are traditional cobblers)., Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Friday 11:30 to 2:30 and 5:30 to 10, Saturday 11:30 to 2:30 and 5 to 10, and Sunday 5 to 10.
Nearby Metro Stops: White Flint, Grosvenor-Strathmore
Price Range: Expensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Charcuterie; fried green tomatoes; beet carpaccio; fried oysters; grilled trout with brown-butter vinaigrette; vegetable lasagna; summer-bean salad.
Price Details: Lunch appetizers $5 to $12; Entrees $10 to $20. Dinner appetizers $8 to $13; Entrees $21 to $28.
This outpost of Jeff and Barbara Black’s empire, in a quaint yellow house that looks like an old-time general store, is a charmer—but inconsistency from the kitchen isn’t as endearing. Oysters with a crackly cornmeal crust are a great starter. Excellent follow-ups are trout with beets and braised cabbage, a big pork chop, and an apple dumpling or pumpkin cheesecake. But an overdressed Caesar salad and the Fall Vegetable Harvest plate, featuring a dry polenta cake, were disappointments. Most other dishes hovered around satisfactory.
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