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Restaurants I Like

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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.

Down Home Cookin
2621 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr St
Indianapolis, IN 46208
A real surprise in America’s heartland!

Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen
202 E. Manchester
Inglewood, CA

Morrison’s Restaurant and Catering
8127 S. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60620
On Sunday afternoons, this place does a constant takeout business

Mr. and Mrs. G’s Home Cooking
2222 South WW White Road
San Antonio, TX 78222-1919
(210) 359-0002

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.


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
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)