Food Paradise: Soul Food Paradise

  (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: February 13, 2013 
Aired on: February 13, 2013 
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Fu Fu Cuisine [CLOSED] ($$)
(93 ratings)

3633 W Camelback Rd Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85019
(602) 995-2015
  • 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
93 ratings
[CLOSED]; African & Caribbean soul food; made to order
Four Way RestaurantSee Four Way Restaurant Video ($)
(202 ratings)

998 Mississippi Blvd Map It!
Memphis, TN 38126
(901) 507-1519
  • Fried Catfish
    coated w/ spicy kick
4.0 out of 5
202 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)
K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen [CLOSED]See K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen Video ($$$)
(1444 ratings)

416 Chartres St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 596-2530
  • 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
1444 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1979; serving Cajun soul food; 200-seat dining area include seasonal balcony area on the second floor; international sensation
Martha Lou's Kitchen [CLOSED]See Martha Lou's Kitchen Video ($)
(370 ratings)

1068 Morrison Dr Map It!
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-9583
  • Fried Chicken
    looks good
  • Okra Stew
    tomato-based; looks good
4.0 out of 5
370 ratings
[CLOSED]; #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
Mary Mac's Tea Room ($$)
(4977 ratings)

224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Map It!
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 876-1800
  • Georgia Peach Cobbler
    served w/ vanilla ice cream; "this is just like grandma's cobbler!" -Tregaye Fraser
4.0 out of 5
4977 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 can even get a T-shirt saying "I got my belly filled and my back rubbed all at Mary Mac's Tea Room"
Houston's This Is It Soul FoodSee Houston's This Is It Soul Food Video ($$)
(471 ratings)

2712 Blodgett St Map It!
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 521-2920
  • 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
471 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!" has grown & re-located since then
Sylvia's RestaurantSee Sylvia's Restaurant Video ($$)
(2188 ratings)

328 Malcolm X Blvd Map It!
New York, NY 10027
(212) 996-0660
  • Fried Chicken
    2nd top seller; option of regular home fried or "smothered" (topped w/ gravy); looks good
  • Banana Pudding
  • 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
2188 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
Mama Dip's Kitchen ($$)
(432 ratings)

408 W Rosemary St Map It!
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 942-5837
  • Banana Pudding
  • Chittlins
    4-hr boiled hog intestines to tenderness & spiced; served plain or pan-fried
3.0 out of 5
432 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 
Aired on: February 13, 2013