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The Early Word on Two Bros. Soulfood Kitchen & Lounge

“The best collards I've ever had.”

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Partners Chris Everett and David Roundtree’s first family-friendly eatery, Two Bros. Soulfood Kitchen & Lounge, opened last month in Alexandria, Va. The spacious suburban restaurant (there’s room for 150 guests) features multiple bars, a DJ booth, as well as a covered outdoor patio.

Culinary Institute of America alum and U.S. Army vet Andre Rush is spearheading the culinary side of the operation, which focuses on traditional comfort foods like buttermilk-brined chicken, pulled pork, fried fish, and mac and cheese.

Here’s what the public is saying, just a few weeks in:

The Trip-Worthy News: Yelper Jeffrey P. had fried catfish, which was “cooked perfectly, collard greens — almost as good as mine (and mine are good), and fried okra. The crabby fries and sweet potato hush puppies are worth the trip by themselves.” Covering the Corridor hails it as “one of the most anticipated restaurant openings in the recent history of Richmond Highway.” [Yelp, Covering the Corridor]

The 411 News: Facebooker Richard Bonnette stopped in and had “the best Fish and Chips that we've had since being in England. Great service and very friendly staff. We will be back.” Instagrammer @karissa37_ says, “The food is TO DIE FOR.” [Facebook, Instagram]

The Room for Improvement News: Facebooker S. Wallace Staton says, “FYI: They do get busy so be patient and if you they run out of something that means it's very popular and just try to get there earlier next visit.” Robin Holton says “service is very slow! We waited 25-30 minutes before we were waited on.” Yelper Cassandra M. says, “The food was lukewarm after waiting for so long.” [Facebook]

The Great Greens and More News: Yelper April S. gushed about various sides, praising Two Bros. for making, “The best collards I've ever had and I've had a lot of greens. The crab fries were fantastic. The sweet potato hush puppies were AMAZING and I don't even care for sweet potatoes.” Facebooker Chris Promen says he’d put the “pulled pork up there with the best I've had. Fried chicken was good.” [Yelp, Facebook]

The TBD News: Yelper Syn E. thinks “this place has sooo much potential. From game night with two bars and an outside patio. Yet it could be easily transformed for more intimate music events and also private events.” [Yelp]

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