OK, so it's about 2 p.m. on a Sunday, and the place is packed. I mean, I feel like a sardine in an unopened can here. Can't find any place to stand without getting in one's way. Oops.
Corncakes flew out of the kitchen, to the point where I swear the server had wings. I saw people sipping on sweet tea, strawberry lemonade, and mango lemonade. The beverages are served in jars, which can evoke some true Southern imagery. The lemonades are house-made and may come with whipped cream on top. Blew my mind for a sec.
|Strawberry lemonade with whipped cream|
But huh? Cornbread dressing? What is that? Sure, I'll get it!
|Fried whole catfish w/hush puppy|
The collard greens had bacon in there. Bacon! Oh yeah, you know you want that meat crack. The greens retained their color and had broken down perfectly. The hush puppy was pretty good. However, this savory sphere of cornbread could have been a bit crispier on the outside. The corncake had a lovely touch of sweetness and would definitely go well with syrup, butter, and/or some jelly/jam.
People from all backgrounds flocked here. In particular, I focused on several African-American women enjoying their food. Seemed like fried chicken, collard greens, and candied yams were some of their picks that day. They shared many laughs and even hollered to another woman at the next table about the fried chicken. Smiles all around. Yup, I'll have to get the fried chicken next time. Seeing these interactions warmed my heart. That's what great soul food does. 8/10