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Soul Food Los Angeles

Flossie’s: Making Mississippi Soul in the South Bay [CLOSED]

Flossie’s exterior doesn’t look like much, with a spare sign and a Yukon Square strip mall location that adjoins a liquor store and laundromat. However, Sandra Foster and late mother Flossie transformed the Torrance...
Restaurant Charleston

Ernie’s: Bringing Soul Food to a Charleston Side Street [CLOSED]

Between Christmas and New Year’s in Charleston, a number of restaurants shut down for the holidays, but more than enough stalwarts persevere, continuing to produce satisfying food for locals and tourists alike. Ernie’s is...
Actor Los Angeles

Surprise Critic Mr. T Recommends Mom’s Bar-B-Q House

In November, I had the good fortune of running into Mr. T outside of Bed, Bath & Beyond in Sherman Oaks. He graciously took photos with fans, and on the way to his car,...
Musicians Los Angeles

Grant’s: Soul Food With Deep Roots in South L.A. [CLOSED]

Economic downturns have the power to change lives. Some people get pulled under the punishing financial waves, unable to cope with their flagging industries. However, other people manage to dig deep, relying on grit...

Craves Soul Food – Charleston, SC [CLOSED]

Bailey and I tried a new soul food restaurant, Craves Soul Food, the other night–it was very good. It’s right at the end of the Cooper River Bridge on North Meeting. In talking to...
Restaurant Los Angeles

Larkin’s Introduces Sunday “Poor Man’s Buffet” [CLOSED]

Larkin Mackey and Joshua McBride have introduced a “Poor Man’s Buffet” on Sunday nights at Larkin’s, their modern soul food restaurant in Eagle Rock. Last Sunday, for $12, guests received all-you-can-eat fried chicken, catfish,...