The White Swan In Austin Texas

The White Swan In Austin Texas

Bean Soup Times (what a wonderful name for a blog) peers into the history of Atlanta’s Paschal’s Restaurant. The old soul joint opened in 1947 and fed a who’s who of early civil rights pioneers. Go here if you’re down with baked chicken, macaroni and cheese, yams, collards, cornbread, and peach cobbler.

Meanwhile up in New Jersey, Adenah Bayoh is preparing to open ‘Cornbread’ in Maplewood. Ms Bayoh will incorporate the flavors of Liberia in her cuisine.

Anointed BBQ and Soul Food is preparing to open in Denver. Marriese “Mo” Jones, a man who was once homeless is opening the restaurant. UPDATE! Just as we were going to press we learned that Anointed is now open and serving ‘Florida-style barbecue’

Stanetra Osborne and her husband Corey are bringing hot chicken from their native Nashville to the frozen plains of Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Grace Dining Soul Food is a traditional southern meat and three that offers mashed potatoes, chicken and dressing, turnip greens, macaroni and cheese and plenty other Tennessee favorites.

Nice piece on the roots of soul food as an expression. The esteemed Adrian Miller elucidates “the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, by this time in the mid-’60s, had expelled all the white members. A manifesto of theirs was leaked to The New York Times, and that manifesto said that white people can’t understand things like ham hocks, brains, pig’s feet, which was news to white Southerners because they’d been eating the same foods for 200 years.”

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