Soul food: “known simply as ‘food’ in cafes/diners across the South, it’s a rare species out here,” says cant talk…eating. But Mama Joan’s Soul Food, on a dismal stretch of road near the 110, is as good a soul food joint as cant talk…eating has had in Los Angeles. All the standards are there: fried chicken, oxtail, meatloaf, short ribs. A meal with two sides and corn muffins will run you about $10, and they’ve got real sweet tea, too.

Mama Joan’s Soul Food [South Bay]
806 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro

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