I have been frequenting some of the Soul food places I found here on CH. So far, my favs are:
The catfish at M&M Soul Food in Ladera Heights. Man, this is some good fish. Huge portion, fresh and flakey, not greasy, and super cheap at lunch. The rest of the food is great too. My first choice for taste and value. They win for Mac and cheese too.
The candied yams at Flossie's. OMG, what do they spice this with? These things are like crack! Highly addictive and instant pleasure. Their entrees are not that special, but these yams make the trip worthwhile.
Fried Chicken is still Roscoe's on Pico at LaBrea. I have tried everyone else's, but Roscoe has it down.
Too bad they keep raising the prices and limiting the menu choices.
Aunt Kizzy's has been bumped down to "when in the neighborhood" status. Still very dependable, but nothing stands out as "only at Kizzy's".
Confession: I have never been to Soul Folks downtown. If I'm going all the way downtown, I go for Phillipe's or Langers instead.