Monday, January 27, 2014
Soul Food City: Po' Boys, Catfish and Grits From A New Tenderloin Soul-in-the-wall
Remember the storefront restaurant on Eddy at Leavenworth that served maybe Tunisian, maybe Yucatecan, or maybe both kinds of food? Gone is the split personality; it has undergone a makeover and now serves just one kind of food -- Southern soul food.
I came across Soul Food City when a "Grand Opening" Banner was being hung a couple of weeks ago and when no foodie media reports were forthcoming (so much for my theory that a restaurant doesn't really exist until it gets its first Yelp review) I decide to take one for the team myself.
The fries followed Geezer's Law, which states "Everything that comes with fries comes with more fries than one should be eating at a single seating" and Soul Food City's were no exception. For me, with my pre-McDonald's French fry schooling they were undersized and under-cooked, but they probably would be perfectly fine for less ancient diners than me. I ate just enough of the fries to leave Soul Food City sort of comatose.
Next time I visit Soul Food City I'll do penance the day before and after and go for something over grits with cornbread, and a side of fried pickles, please.
Where noshed: Soul Food Ciy, 403 Eddy Street at Leavenworth Street, San Francisco.