Originally posted by marberthenad
When I was downtwon Philly a few years ago, I went to a small hole in the wall bbq/soul food restaurant that served really good pigs feet and other soul food delicacies. I haven't been able to find something similar (maybe the Florida Avenue Grill has it, but I always end up there for breakfast.
Any soul food suggestions in the DC metro area?
And shouldn't we have a separate topic for soul food? Or does BBQ cover the soul gambit?
YAY!!!!! to you for your suggestion! Although "soul" food encompasses items well-covered elsewhere, it is enough of a subgenre to merit its own thread.
Athens has several "soul" places of merit: Weaver D's on East Broad Street, Wilson's on North Hull Street, Chonell's in the Kroger Shopping Center on West Broad Street are the first three that flip out of my head. There are surely six or seven others as well.
Atlanta has several killers: Paschal's, relocated to posh new digs on Northside Drive, N/W, is the first stop. Then I can recommend The Busy Bee Cafe on old West Hunter Street, S/W (now M. L. K. Boulevard), which is soon to move into the old Paschal's location up the street. Also I've been recommended a place in West End - Chanterelle's on Evans St., S/W. Since I haven't driven to Atlanta since November, I've not tried anything yet... but I wil get there and will report back.
Thanks for including The Florida Avenue Grill. It's a treasure, like The Coffee Cup or McDonald's Cafeteria in Charlotte.
And thanks to Ray Charles for his use of the term "soul" so that it now has a wider meaning than it once literally did. The more I research his life to write a column about him, the more impressed I am - now I am in awe... just like I am over great soul food.
My thanks also to Eel Ranch for taking me by Willie's in Waterbury, CT.
Hung Up On Jazz And Funk, Ort. Carlton in my library soul pad in Athens, Georgia.