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Terry Mangrum, chef and owner of the southern-style restaurant Sweet Mama’s, has lousy luck with landlords.

After only two years at her Seventh Avenue location, Mangrum’s landlord tripled her rent. With pluck Oprah would admire, Mangrum packed up her fry pan and ’50s-style tchotchkes and reopened in Williamsburg. Just as the locals were digging into her fried dill pickles and catfish Po’ boys, her new landlord ended their association.

Tough luck for Williamsburg, but good news for Slopers - Mangrum is back in Park Slope, serving her deep-fried cuisine out of the small kitchen of the Rising Cafe, a bar on Fifth Avenue.

As a side dish to her pulled pork on a bun and fried chicken, the Rising Cafe hosts nightly musical events. On Dec. 28, 81 South will perform "country blues for city folk."

Y’all come back now to Sweet Mama’s, ya hear!

Sweet Mama’s at the Rising Cafe (186 Fifth Ave. at Sackett Street) is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday, 6 pm­11 pm, and for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm. Sweet Mama’s accepts cash only. For further information, call (718) 622-5072.

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