Since we've been focusing on cheapish eats lately, I'm thinking this may become a series.
Last night, Michael picked me up from the SFSU library and immediately said "I'm hungry and I KNOW you know of some cool place out here to try. Where shall we go?"
After weighing the options, we decided to try out Miya's Place at 850 Holloway, a St. Louis Soul Food restaurant.
Its in a residential area and looks like a simple corner coffee shop. I had the smothered porkchop with mashed potatoes & greens ($9.50) and pink lemonade. Michael had the fried chicken, red beans and rice ($9.50) and a soda. They don't serve beer, wine or hard alcohol.
It was excellent. My gravy was lush, the thick chops were amazingly tender (not like the overcooked, thin chops at the Pork Store), the greens were lightly cooked & well-seasoned, the potatoes were fluffly (with a few lumps). Michael said the fried chicken was one of the best he'd ever had (only beaten by FC he had in New Orleans) and I believe him since I have rarely seen Michael gobble anything and he went to town on that chicken. I did get one bite and was very favorably impressed with the seasoning. The beans & rice were quite good. We ended taking my second pork chop and most of the beans & rice to go.
Our total with tip was $27.
Even though its all the way across town, this place is a real find, we'll definitely go back for dinner. FYI-we were able to find parking right outside, which is a big plus.
And I noticed they have both biscuits & gravy and hash browns on their breakfast menu so you can be sure we will be heading over for breakfast soon.