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Now that I’m traveling the country to seek out the best soul food joints, I often get asked for my favorites. Many of those listed below and others are in “10 Great Places for Soul Food,” by Larry Bleiberg, USA Today, Nov. 1, 2013:

Deborah’s Kitchen
2608 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 763-3327
Try the smothered turkey chop.
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Down Home Cookin
2621 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr St
Indianapolis, IN 46208
317-924-2980
A real surprise in America’s heartland!
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Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen
202 E. Manchester
Inglewood, CA
310-671-3345
http://www.soulfoodkitchenla.com/
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Morrison’s Restaurant and Catering
8127 S. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60620
773-487-7000
http://www.morrisonsrestaurant.com/
On Sunday afternoons, this place does a constant takeout business
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Mr. and Mrs. G’s Home Cooking
2222 South WW White Road
San Antonio, TX 78222-1919
(210) 359-0002
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Senator’s Place
1028 South Davis Avenue
Cleveland, MS 38732-4323
(662) 846-7434
All you can eat lunch buffet for under $10 and everything’s real good.
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Where to Get Soul Food in the Denver Metro Area:

Cora Faye’s
2861 Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO 80207
(303) 333-5551

Kirk’s Soul Kitchen
14107 E. Colfax Avenue (just east of Colfax and I-225)
Aurora, CO 80111
(720) 474-1996
http://kirkssoulkitchen.com/
The seafood gumbo is a “must try!”

Welton Street Cafe
2736 Welton Street (in the historic Five Points neighborhood)
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 296-6602

 

Where to Get Barbecue in the Denver metro area:

Big Papa’s, 6265 E Evans Ave  Denver, CO 80222, (303) 300-4499, http://www.bbqdenver.com/
Boney’s Smokehouse Barbeque, 1535 Champa (a few blocks west of 16th Street Mall), http://boneysbbq.com/first.html
Countrytime BBQ (warning: this is a takeout place), 2504 W Hampden Ave  Englewood, CO 80110, (720) 404-1916,  http://www.westword.com/2011-09-15/restaurants/country-time-bbq-denver/
Jim n’ Nick’s, http://www.jimnnicks.com/locations/ (check the two Colorado locations in Aurora and Northfield)
Whole Foods–this is not a typo. Go to the ones that have a Paradise BBQ (Tamarac Square, Belmar) inside and get the brisket, pulled pork or short ribs.
Honorable Mentions
Moe’s, http://www.moesoriginalbbq.com/locations.html (check Colorado locations)
Yazoo Barbecue Company, http://yazoobbq.com/ (a couple of locations near downtown Denver and the Denver Tech Center)