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Priscilla's Ultimate Soulfood Cafeteria West - Hillside


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Priscilla's Ultimate Soulfood Cafeteria West - Hillside

Vital Information | Nov 17, 2003 04:36 PM

How's that for a mouthful? And what about what you put in your mouth? I have the highest of hopes for a place that cooks its ribs in a drum grill in the parking lot, where I could see by the trash, tons of empty boxes that were once filled with fresh greens, and allows you to "cilla size" your order for an extra $3.99. My hopes have been partially fulfilled.

Pricilla's does lunch and dinner Wednesday through Sunday and breakfast also on Saturday. Between breakfast and the other stuff, I have mostly preferred the breakfast. It's a stuffathon for $7.99. You get a choice of meat and then 3 sides. The meats include lucious if greasy salmon patties, lucious if greasy bacon, and lucious if greasy, but also very spicy, sausage links. Its a hard battle to fight. Sides include well seasoned hash-brown, milder grits and made to order pancakes--do not be fooled by the cafeteria approach. Scrambled eggs are also considered a side option. You pay, find a table with your tray, and then a helpful waiter will bring you limitless quanties of the beverage of your choice. Eating again soon is not advised.

I have not sampled too many of the dinner options, but from what I have tried, I like the sides more than the meats, although I am afraid I was victim of timing on the fried chicken. The candied yams got all that soul flavor, sweet, spices, richness; turnip greens flavored with smoked turkey were equally flavorfull. Of course the mac n' cheese stood out, and the corn muffins are really good too.

I've only once cilla sized. It's steep, $3.99, and Pricilla's is not that much of a bargain to begin with, but not only does this get you an extra side and a bottomless drink, including Pricilla's Punch, it gets you dessert. This was by far the best piece of pie, sweet potato, that I have had since returning from LA, and the pie alone may be worth a trip to Pricilla's.

Pricilla's Ultimate Soulfood Cafeteria West
4330 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Hillside, IL

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