soul food


V.23 No.8 | 2/20/2014
Famous plate at Frank’s Famous Chicken and Waffles
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Food 101

Southern Fried and Syrup Soaked

Hunting down the best chicken and waffles in Burque

Eric Castillo scopes out the city’s best versions of a Southern classic.
V.22 No.29 | 7/18/2013
Nexus brews distinctively flavored beers, so order a flight and find your favorite.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Enter the Nexus

Geeking out at New Mexico’s only soul food brewery

Ty Bannerman reviews New Mexico’s only Star Trek inspired Southwestern soul food brewery.
V.19 No.30 | 7/29/2010
Lola Brandon, a cashier, waits to greet customers at the biblical, soul food café.
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Noah’s Ark Café

Kingdom come hungry

A great flood didn’t carry Edward and Iolanda Johnson from New Orleans to Albuquerque in 2005, but Katrina had something to do with it. That journey would be a logical reason to call their restaurant Noah’s Ark Café, which serves a range of New Orleans specialties—but Edward says that’s not why they picked the name. Perhaps it’s a nod to the biblical boat’s function, stewarding the DNA of the animal kingdom to safe passage. But in the case of Noah’s namesake café, it’s the secrets of Cajun, Creole and New Orleans soul food that are guarded. Closely.

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V.18 No.31 | 7/30/2009
Ribs and sausage make the world go ’round.
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Pepper’s Ole’ Fashion BBQ

Barbecue for the soul

If you’re from the Deep South, the food at Pepper’s might remind you of what you eat at family reunions. But this stuff is probably better. It’s high-end backyard food, at home on paper plates. Rolls of paper towels adorn every table, Kool-Aid flows, there’s a selection of hot sauces and smoke is in the air.

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