With more than thirty years on the job, Drew and Stephanie Thomas keep the west side of town satisfied with sublime soul food. Daughter Krystal runs the order window and pitches in on making the decadent desserts. The dining room remains closed, but the kitchen is still turning out hot, fresh meals through the food truck parked out front. Order this to go: Smothered pork chops—falling-off-the-bone tender and nestled in a velvety brown gravy—remain our favorite, closely followed by the crispy fried chicken. Fans are thrilled that the chicken-fried steak is back on the menu, but do not ignore the spicy fried catfish. All dinners come with two sides; the best are collards, broccoli-rice casserole, black-eyed peas, and yams. Pro tip: You have a choice of small or large portions for all meals; we’ve found that the small is ample for most appetites.

Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.