One of the most frequent questions that I get is “What’s your favorite soul food joint in the entire country?” That’s a tough question because I have a larger sample size than your average person, and here’s why. In 2011, I went to 150 soul food restaurants in 35 cities and 15 states around the country. I wasn’t motivated by gluttony. I merely wanted to thoroughly research the current soul food scene for my book on the history of soul food. I’m serious about my craft. Anyway, USA Today has put together a list ten memorable places where I got to grub. It’s highly probable that I’ve left your favorite place off of my list. Let me ‘splain. This is NOT a list of the absolute best soul food joints in the country. Since USA Today is a national publication, I needed to show some geographic balance. Also, on my own initiative, I wanted to highlight places that don’t get a lot of attention like the Sylvia’s and Sweetie Pie’s of the world. Click on the article here, and don’t forget to check out the photo gallery. Enjoy!