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Soul Food:Birmingham....Green Acres[29th Ave]R3 Cafe....

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Soul Food:Birmingham....Green Acres[29th Ave]R3 Cafe....

scrumptiouschef | May 15, 2007 10:54 AM

What is the current state of Soul Food eating in B'ham?I used to love to go to Green Acres[the original on 29th ave N.]Mr.Gratton on the grill since 1949 and his 12 year old granddaughter working the register.Great food and ambience[jukebox filled w/Funkadelic and Curtis Mayfield 45's...ice cold Michelob pitchers]R3 cafe on the west side had Pan Fried Porkchops,Howlin Wolf on the juke and a "knock and we'll let you in"policy regarding admission.Brochettes Q and Bayou on 4th ave N was the real heavy hitter in the bunch.Chef Curtis Giles' Wings and Pieces creation gave me Chow based fever dreams...What are the current restaurants plying their trade in Fried Chicken,Whiting,Oxtails and Greens?I'm not talking about the Greek run Meat and 3's[I know the legends]I want to roll through the Northside chowing down and no,I have no problem watching my back when I eat so "bad neighborhood" means nothing to me.

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