Best of Boston

2012 Best Southern Restaurant

Hungry Mother

Hungry Mother effortlessly delivers on all the fundamentals of Deep South cooking—flaky biscuits topped with country ham; skillet-roasted chicken with creamy grits—but it’s the down-home hospitality that won us over. You’ll find us here on Thursday and Friday afternoons, when $9 buys a pulled-pork sammy on homemade pain de mie.

233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave., Cambridge, 617-499-0090,