Brother Jimmy's BBQ
96 Winthrop St., Cambridge, (617) 547-RIBS.
The ex-House of Blues space has lost its wonderful art and performers, but the idea of white soul food in a shack lingers on. The new format emphasizes drinks with scary names, sports on screens, and waitresses with strategically-torn T-shirts. But you can still dine well on fried appetizers, a very passable chicken fried steak, various ribs (of which the Northern style are the most reliable), and side dishes of coleslaw and candied yams with walnuts. If you went in bib overalls, they'd probably have to hire you.
Price range for entrées: $7 - $16.