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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:

Bully’s Soul Food
3118 Livingston Rd
Jackson, MS 39213
(601) 362-0484

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 Cafe
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



My Fave Barbecue Spots in the Denver metro area:

Boney’s Smokehouse Barbeque,
1535 Champa (a block west of 16th Street Mal, on the lower levell)
Denver, CO 80202

Brooks Smokehouse
800 Oakland Street
Aurora, CO
(720) 297-0017 (call first for hours)

Jim n’ Nick’s (a few locations in the area)
Whole Foods–this is not a typo. Go to the ones that have a Paradise BBQ (Tamarac Square and Belmar locations are the ones of which I’m familiar) inside and get the brisket, pulled pork or short ribs.
Honorable Mentions in the Denver Metro Area
Moe’s (several locations in Denver, Edwards and Vail, Colorado)
Yazoo Barbecue Company (a couple of locations near downtown Denver and the Denver Tech Center)
Where to Get Great Barbecue Around Colorado
Colorado Springs
Rudy’s Country Store
315 South 31st Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Phone: (719) 471-4120
Serious Texas Bar-B-Q
3535 North Main Avenue  (Original location)
Durango, Colorado 81301
Additional locations in Durango, Fort Collins and Loveland.
Nordy’s BBQ & Grill
4360 St Cloud Dr
Loveland, CO 80538
(970) 461-9227
 Wayne’s Smoke Shack
406 Center Drive
Superior, CO 80027
(303) 554-5319