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Mama Joan's Soul Food (San Pedro)

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Mama Joan's Soul Food (San Pedro)

cant talk...eating | May 27, 2012 03:46 PM

Known simply as "food" in cafes/diners across the South, it's a rare species out here. So I was thrilled to find this place along that dismal stretch of Gaffey south of the 110 Fwy. on/off-ramp. I had short ribs last week, served with a choice of two sides (had yams and greens). Comes with two small corn muffins (no hush puppies, unf.) for around $10. Also had 'real' sweet tea. All the standards are on offer, fried chicken, oxtail, meatloaf. This isn't a place to order a salad, and (of course), it's not bbq though they had it on the menu. I'm not sure I've had as good a "Southern" meal in L.A. before, and I hope this place lasts. Also, if it matters, the place was super clean, with a very friendly staff. Unlike at a few BBQ joints, I definitely didn't get that "what are you doing here?" vibe. They've been open around 2 years. Go and enjoy.

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