Banumu Turay and Chef Yaya Ceesay opened this Caribbean-influenced, Southern-style soul food spot in June 2003. Ceesay, who says he spent five years at Soul Fixins in Manhattan, has a long list of signature dishes which includes meatloaf, barbecued beef ribs, fried chicken, baked salmon, macaroni and cheese, collard greens and candied yams. The chicken and dumplings are especially popular, says Ceesay, as is the oxtail stew with garlic and green peppers. Entrees come with a choice of two sides such as okra with stewed tomatoes and black-eyed peas and rice. House-made fruit punch, lemonade and ice tea are available. Desserts include sweet potato pie, lemon coconut cake and peach cobbler. As the menu says, “Makes you never wanna cook at home.” The restaurant seats 25 people, with additional sidewalk dining when the weather permits. Catering available for all occasions. Open daily, from 11 am to 11 pm.
Updated Jan. 27, 2012