2021 Best Southern and Soul Food

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Soul food meets soulful music at this longtime fixture, where live entertainment is the soundtrack for dinner and brunch service featuring dressed-up southern comforts like country-fried chicken wings with sweet peach chili and oh-so-perfect collard greens. The bands play on thanks to still-new owner Nia Grace, who not only stewarded the storied spot to the other side of a pandemic, but — as cofounder of the recently launched Boston Black Hospitality Coalition — uses her significant stage to advocate for a more equitable restaurant industry in the city.

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New Owner of Darryl's Corner bar & Kitchen, Nia Grace, Keeping the Legacy With a Twist

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Join me in welcoming Nia Grace as the new owner and operator of Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen located in the South End of Boston. Darryl’s is known for its soulful flavors, signature cocktails, great business and personal connections and of course entertainment that will make your body move...

— Leonard Webb

11 Best Black Owned Restaurant in Boston

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Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King with southern comfort food, signature cocktails, and live Jazz music. Their salmon burgers are jam-packed with seasoning and Cajun spices.

— Rachel George

Boston's Best Neighborhood Hangouts: Where to Eat & Drink and Feel Like a Local

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Greater Boston is awash with shiny and new (and often excellent) restaurants. What’s often forgotten in the calculus is the neighborhood joint that’s been doing its thing and nourishing its neighbors for years. At Darryl’s, find live music, a beautiful bar (like, really beautiful), incredible art on the walls, and the best soul food in the city.

— Terrence B. Doyle

Where to Eat and Drink in the South End

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Darryl’s is a vibe, period. A recent change in ownership (Nia Grace bought the restaurant from Darryl Settles in September) is ushering Darryl’s into a new era — but it’s still all about good music and soul food. Go for the jazz brunch, and eat ribs, fried chicken, waffles, and collards while listening to some sexy sax.

— Terrence B. Doyle

What The Boston Black Restaurant Challenge Brings To Our City

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The Boston Black Restaurant Challenge kicked off last week at Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen; its directive is for Bostonians to eat at four black-owned restaurants during Black History Month. ...

— Irene Li

Nine Must-Eat February Dining Events in Boston

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State Rep. Chynah Tyler is helping to elevate the visibility of black-owned restaurants during Black History Month with the second annual Black Restaurant Challenge. The 7th District representative asks her constituents to visit four of Boston’s black-owned restaurants this month...

— Jacqueline Cain

Where to Eat and Drink Chicken Wings in and Around Boston

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The sweet peach chile wings are the play at this classic South End haunt. Strip those bones clean while listening to jazz.

— Terrence B. Doyle

The Best Food and Drink in Massachusetts for 2019 - Best All-You-Can-Eat Deal: Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen (Boston)

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This laid-back restaurant serves some of the best soul food in Boston, and it’s best known for its all-you-can-eat jazz brunch, served Sundays from 10 to 3. For $29.95 for adults and $16.95 for kids 6-12, you can feast on fried chicken, barbecue ribs, rice and beans, collard greens, mac and cheese, scrambled eggs, grits, waffles, breakfast links, ham, and a variety of other weekly rotating dishes.

— The Daily Meal Staff

Bay State Banner: Boston Jazz In December

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Each year, Boston celebrates the holiday season with good music, and no music is better than jazz. Throughout the city, musicians are performing and, depending on your budget, it’s time to dig in. Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen, where Lower Roxbury meets the South End, is among the best local venues for enjoying good music and good food. Nia Grace took over as owner in September...

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At Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, a Change in Ownership Doesn’t Mean a Change in Vibe

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Nia Grace knows the importance of the space at 604 Columbus Ave. in Boston’s South End. She grew up in Roxbury and Dorchester, attended Mission Grammar and Cathedral High, and, despite sojourns to Miami and New York City, has spent much of her adult life living in her native Boston. So when she bought Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen from former owner Darryl Settles in September, she did so with purpose. “This place has been a cornerstone for generational meet-ups,” Grace told Eater. “And it’s time for our generation to come in and be here.”

— Terrence B. Doyle

Here Are 6 Of The Most 'Egg-celent' Easter Brunches We Found Around Boston

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Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen will be serving up an all-you-can-eat jazz brunch buffet featuring live music entertainment by Jeff Felder and friends. Choose from a selection of delicious brunch cocktails and a rich assortment of dishes packed with southern soul. Brunch menu items include scrambled eggs, grits, French toast, bacon, sausage, country ham, friend chicken, BBQ ribs, collard greens, candied yams, mac and cheese, fresh fruit, assorted desserts and other special items.

— Danielle DeSiato

6 OG Servers You Should Know in Boston: Denise Merry Smalls-Paige at Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen

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You know their faces — and they know yours. Career servers give a restaurant its pulse, and elevate hospitality to an art. They're the ones who recognize every regular and know the ins and outs of the kitchen (sometimes better than the chefs who come and go). So in a world that regularly worships rock star–style toques, we wanted to take a moment to salute longtime servers — many of whom have worked at their restaurants, from fine-dining institutions to beloved neighborhood favorites, since the beginning. Here are some of their stories and secrets to success...

— Scott Kearnan

7 Boston Restaurants for Live Music Lovers

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Southern comfort food is the order of the day at this South End spot serving everything from fried catfish strips to shrimp 'n' grits and chicken and waffles. Eponymous founder Darryl Settles is a successful local real estate developer and the founder of the Beantown Jazz Festival, so unsurprisingly there's a focus on live music too. Local solo performers and small bands, including students from nearby Berklee College of Music, set up nightly. And Sunday's all-you-can-eat jazz brunch is a weekly neighborhood tradition.

— Scott Kearnan

Boston’s Best Bars With Live Weekday Music

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Jazz, jazz jazz! Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen has all that jazz when it comes to delivering live music on the weekdays, specifically on Tuesdays when the atmosphere at Darryl’s does its best impression of old school New Orleans soul. Speaking of soul, this joint’s specialization in comfort food classics fits in perfectly with that Tuesday night jazz beat, providing just as much of a culinary punch as it does that be-bop jazz backbeat. Darryl’s is definitely a cool place to check out on a weeknight.

— George Pacheco