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Darwinism
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I enjoy the fried catfish and the fried chicken, as well as the okra, collared-greens and etc.

Does anyone have a favorite place to get a good, wholesome soul food meal ?

I like Beans & Cornbread in Southfield, as well as Back in the Day on 8 Mile between Livernois and Woodward.
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Jt1
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Southern Fires, just North of Jeffereson and just west of Belle Isle.

Great food, good prices, no booze and pretty non-descript atmosphere.

You could also go with Berts or Bakers and get a live show to go with your food.
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Merchantgander
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Is Southern Fires on the Blvd.
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Super_d
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Steve's Soul Food, 8443 Grand River.(Dine-in buffet)

The Fish Delight, Linwood and Collingwood.(Carry-out)

Vic's Barbecue, W.Warren and Vinewood.(Carry-out)

super d(motordetroit)
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Jt1
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MG - I believe it starts with a B that it is on and it is 1-2 blocks west of GB.
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Valkyrias
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m'dears over in one of the pointes and there is some small place over by eastern market, somewhere by the freeway? i dunno the name, but my aunt swears by both of these places. i've been to m'dears...love the hush puppies :-)
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Kathleen
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Hey MerchantGander...

Southern Fires is a couple blocks west of East Grand Blvd on Bellevue, just north of Jefferson. Basically it's behind the Lofts at Rivertown on Jefferson (the old Stearns Drug Company building). The address is 575 Bellevue St.
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Jt1
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the street next to (west) of Wendy's on Jefferson.
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Super_d
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'Valkyrias' I believe your talking about Louisiana Gumbo's on Gratiot and north of 375. The best Red beans and Rice in the City?

super d(motordetroit)
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Sharmaal
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Louisiana Gumbo's - Hows the Gumbo there?
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Jt1
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Over rated if you ask me.
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Gary
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I've tried them all and Teresa's on W. McNichols west of Schaefer has the best fried catfish in town. Don't even waste your time going anyplace else.
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Super_d
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'Darwinism' I'm sorry to say, most of these forumers are transplanted sub-urbanites and they are gonna direct you to a downtown joint--but the best places to get authentic soul food is in tha' hood. (see my earlier post)

super d(motordetroit)

(Message edited by super_d on January 11, 2006)
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Iseries840
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Motor City Soul Food - 12700 W 7 Mile Rd (Meyers)

Carry out only.
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Sharmaal
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I think this question is like "Best Pizza", "Best Burger", "Best Coney".

Errbody got their spot.
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Valkyrias
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super_d...perhaps. i just remember when i went with her to m'dears, she also mentioned a "hole in the wall place" over by eastern market, and that she has gone out of her way to go to there because it's great comfort food...
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Super_d
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'Sharmaal' I believe 'Gumbo' is one of those dishes that, 'it is what it is'?(LOL)__ Gumbo is Gumbo.

But like I said,'the red beans and rice is the best in the city.

super d(motordetroit)
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Jltyler
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Baker's has some great soulfood.

Also try Johnson's Southern Kitchen on Greenfield and Grand River. Tuesdays special BBQ Neckbone, there is none better.
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Super_d
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Also there is a place on Grandriver and McGraw, next to, 'Al's New Olympia Lounge' that possibly has the juiciest ribs in town.

super d(motordetroit)
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Jt1
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Steve's place?
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Jt1
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Oops, Steve's Soul Food?
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Susanarosa
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Steve's Bait?
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quote:

Steve's Bait?




I think that is highlife and Kessler's -- isn't that what he used to catch you?
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Sharmaal
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highlife and Kessler's

No kids, that's a Huey.
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Susanarosa
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I was actually speaking of the actual Bait shop off Jefferson with the killer sign.

But yeah, a beer and a shot get me hooked everytime. In fact, I haven't been sober in over 2 years...
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Susanarosa
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No no, not a Huyghe...a Hoover.
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Drm
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quote:

Also there is a place on Grandriver and McGraw, next to, 'Al's New Olympia Lounge' that possibly has the juiciest ribs in town.

super d(motordetroit)


That's Dave's Famous.
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Czar
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I think Big Tone cooks up some mean soul food. LOL
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Dabirch
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quote:

In fact, I haven't been sober in over 2 years...




Maybe that's why you are finally starting to get funny
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Super_d
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I told ya'll, 'Big-Tone' on W.Warren & 32nd dont't do that!__only tv's, radio's, labtop's, gas cards' etc.

super d(motordetroit)
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Lurker
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What's a labtop?
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Susanarosa
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Big Tone musta relocated two blocks over...
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Super_d
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Oh no! the grammer police are out__Figure it out will ya'__please get a life!

'Big Tone' covers from 25th all way down to 32nd!
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Observant2art
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I like the Bone Yard Restuarant on Telegraph and Warren.
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When it was still around, I always liked Theodore's Fine Family Dining downtown. The fried chicken livers at Baker's Keyboard Lounge are some of the best I've ever had. Combine that with nightly live jazz, and it's a pretty good package.
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Gistok
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Anybody know where I can get great Sweet Potato Pie? I've hated sweet potatoes all my life (still do in most forms), until I had southern Sweet Potato Pie.... yummy!
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Hamtramike
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Potato factory? Not sure about pie, I only eat it homeade.

My opinion:

Bert's: Fun place, food nothing to write home about.

Bakers: Really fun place, i forget which is better the food or the entertainment.

Southern Fires: Very good food, Great place to take the family. Sorry Super D but the wait on sunday afternoon or a Saturday evening while the place is full of hundreds of people is a pretty good testament to how good the food is. Best MacnCheese from any restaurant. Reasonable prices, but NO BEER.
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Green's Deep South Barbeque, Mack between Mt. Elliott and the Boulevard.

"Authentic"
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Super_d
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The Green's BQ on W.Warren and 96 burned down.

I may have to stop over on the east-side now!(smile)

super d(motordetroit)
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Urban_shocker
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Well it didn't really burn 'down'. If you're in the neighborhood (and I know you are) you could waltz right in what's left of the building off the sidewalk.

Sounds like another marvelous West Warren Avenue field trip opportunity!
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Super_d
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NO ThANKS 'Urban_shocker'__ I don't want to run into any those horrible looking 'call girlz' over off W.Warren(smile)___ I mean these are the worst looking 'chicks' I have ever, ever, ever, seen!(LOL)

super d(motordetroit)
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Irene's on Eight Mile near Southfield has always been consistent for me. Good food and reasonable prices. I don't understand about the fuss over Southern Fires. The food is average but I guess my folks will eat cheaply. I used to go to Magnolia's but ever since Frank Taylor pulled out, the food and service went downhill.
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Eastside
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Greens Deep South closed a few months back...hands down the best open pit in the city.
Milts at Moross & Kelly is fine. The red beans & collards are made from scratch...unlike most of the can joints in this thread.

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