Dallas’ new soul food restaurant promises ready-made comfort

There’s an awesome new restaurant opening in Southwest Dallas with some serious comfort food, made from scratch. Called Soul 2 Soul Southern Cuisine, he promises to “continue the tradition of this African-American heritage called ‘Soul Food’.”

Soul 2 Soul is a mom and family pop of Latasha and Derick Williams, who moved to Dallas from Mississippi. It’s located at 4001 W. Wheatland Rd. On Route 67 near the Methodist Hospital, in what was once Pancho’s Mexican Buffet, and it opens June 12.

Family is a big part of what they do, including family recipes that form the basis of their menu of Southern foods. These include:

  • Fannie’s famous fried catfish in a cornmeal crust
  • tender beef tips and rice sauce
  • simmered oxtails
  • Southern fried chicken
  • roast with sauce and mashed potatoes
  • pork chops, which you can marinate in their special sauce and fried or baked

Desserts include peach cobbler, sweet potato pie, and banana pudding with a meringue crust.

The “Frannie” in their fried catfish is Derick’s grandmother, and it’s Latasha’s family recipe for their mac and cheese. “Once you taste it, you’ll want it all the time,” she says.

They have a barbecue every Friday, as well as daily specials Tuesday through Friday for $ 8.99 with entrees like tetrazzini, smothered pork steak, and baked spaghetti.

They will be open for lunch and dinner, close a bit earlier on weekend evenings, and possibly add breakfast.

The grand opening begins on June 12 and with a party which lasts all weekend.

“Our recipes come from our grandparents,” says Latasha. “We are following the example they set of doing everything from scratch: chopping fresh peaches for our cobbler, putting ham shanks in our greens, making the salad dressings, the cornbread – there are so many things when it comes to soul food. “

“You can’t rush soul food,” she says. “You have to take your time.”

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