B, C at Cathedral Pkwy./110th St.
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100th St. to 120th St., Fifth Ave. to Riverside Dr.
At the top of its menu, Miss Mamie's Spoonbread Too promises an experience that's "like going back home." And even if its 1950s-style kitchen with red-and-yellow checkerboard tile and Motown soundtrack don't resemble the house you grew up in, the laid-back atmosphere and home-style eats will quickly make you feel at ease. Celebs from Angela Bassett to Mike Tyson to Bill Clinton have all dropped in for a taste of owner Norma Jean Darden's generations-old family recipes, like the perfectly seasoned and battered fried chicken, smoky collard greens, zesty potato salad or melt-in-your-mouth, fall-off-the-bone short ribs.Brunch
Sun., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $7.95-$9.95Recommended Dishes
Miss Mamie's sampler, $17.95; fried chicken, $13.95; Louisiana catfish, $15.95; meatloaf, $12.95; macaroni & cheese, $3.50; collard greens, $3.50; short ribs, $15.95; smothered chicken, $12.95