Food Paradise: Soul Food Paradise

  (8 restaurants)     Aired on: February 13, 2013 
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1
Fu Fu Cuisine (CLOSED)
3633 W Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85019
(602) 995-2015
www.fufucooking.com...
  • Egusi Soup & Fu-Fu
    Ghanaian & Nigerian staple; slow-cooked seasoned goat meat; comes w/ complimentary warm bowl of water & moist towelette to clean your hands (tradition); served w/ Fu-Fu (an African dish made by boiling starchy yam flour & then pounding them into a dough-like consistency) used to dip in the soup
  • Jerk Barbecue Chicken
    top seller; marinated chicken breast & grilled; served w/ mashed potatoes & garnished w/ broccoli
  • Pof-Pofs
    "think of a doughnut hole, on steroids" (they're big)
4.5 out of 5
88 ratings
CLOSED; African & Caribbean soul food; made to order
2
Four Way Restaurant
998 Mississippi Blvd
Memphis, TN 38126
(901) 507-1519
www.fourwaymemphis.com...
  • Fried Catfish
    coated w/ spicy kick
4.0 out of 5
80 ratings
since 1946; oldest soul food joint in Memphis; Martin Luther King was a regular here (his favorites: fried catfish, yams, collard greens & lemon meringue pie)
3
K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen
416 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 596-2530
www.kpauls.com
  • Blackened Louisiana Drum (Redfish)
    fresh Drum fish from Louisiana waters seasoned & blackened in a cast iron skillet; served w/ drawn butter, potatoes & veggies
  • Turducken
    chicken stuffed in a duck that is then stuffed in a turkey
  • Chicken & Andouille Gumbo
    pan-braised chicken, Chef Paul's own Andouille sausage w/ fresh vegetables, cooked in a chicken stock & dark roux; served w/ rice; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1049 ratings
opened in 1979; serving Cajun soul food; 200-seat dining area include seasonal balcony area on the second floor; international sensation
4
Martha Lou's Kitchen
1068 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-9583
marthalouskitchen.com...
  • Fried Chicken
    looks good
  • Okra Stew
    tomato-based; looks good
4.0 out of 5
251 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Fried Chicken); #70 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1983; legendary known for its soul food in pink house
5
Mary Mac's Tea Room
224 Ponce de Leon Ave
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 876-1800
www.marymacs.com
  • Georgia Peach Cobbler
    served hot & topped w/ vanilla ice cream
4.0 out of 5
2103 ratings
est. 1945; grown from a single dining room to 6 dining rooms (taking 5 storefronts) plus a full bar; Jimmy Carter, Hillary Clinton, Leonard Nimoy, Dalai Lama, Richard Gere have visited; unique feature: Goodwill Ambassador, Jo Carter personally visits all guests giving her specialty back rubs...you can even get a T-shirt saying "I got my belly filled and my back rubbed all at Mary Macís Tea Room"
6
Sylvia's Restaurant
328 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10027
(212) 996-0660
www.sylviasrestaurant.com...
  • Fried Chicken
    2nd top seller; option of regular home fried or "smothered" (topped w/ gravy); looks good
  • Banana Pudding
    Southern-style
  • Fried Chicken w/ Waffles
  • Spicy BBQ Ribs
  • BBQ Ribs
    top seller; "sweet & sassy"; marinated in spices for 24 hrs & braised in vinegar
3.5 out of 5
1136 ratings
#60 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); since 1962; self-proclaimed "Queen of Soul Food"; Liza Minnelli, Beyonce, Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama have visited; long lines
7
This Is It
2712 Blodgett St
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 521-2920
www.houstonthisisit.com...
  • Ox Tails
    cuts of beef tails braised & simmered w/ seasonings & vegetables; slow-cooked in brown gravy for 3 hrs
  • Mac & Cheese
    signature dish
3.5 out of 5
160 ratings
#47 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 1959; cafeteria-style service; restaurant name came about when (husband & wife) founders were looking for a place to open their restaurant...while driving, wife laid her eyes on a little white house while driving & cried out "This is it!"...it has grown & re-located since then
8
Mama Dip's Kitchen
408 W Rosemary St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 942-5837
www.mamadips.com
  • Banana Pudding
  • Chittlins
    4-hr boiled hog intestines to tenderness & spiced; served plain or pan-fried
3.0 out of 5
270 ratings
opened in 1976 w/ $64 ($40 dollars went toward food & $24 was used to make change)
 Food Paradise: Soul Food Paradise  (8 restaurants)     Aired on: February 13, 2013