FOND DU LAC – If hush puppies, fried okra, barbecue and sweet potato pie make your mouth water, the opening of a new restaurant on Jan. 26 will fulfill those people hankerings for traditional, southern-design food stuff.
A Spouse and children Affair Soulfood Kitchen is established to provide a unique foodstuff working experience, finish with an out of doors barbecue smoker, to 417 S. Major St., Fond du Lac.
Proprietor Arletta Allen has leased the developing previously occupied by 11:11 Burgers & Beignets cafe, which relocated to the previous-Pizza Hut site on the corner of West Johnson Avenue and North Peters Avenue.
Allen has accomplished renovations to the building to increase restaurant operations and delivers to the organization decades of encounter in rapid food stuff and retail functions, according to a prospectus she delivered to the town.
She indicated the cafe will serve mostly takeout dining with some minimal indoor and outside seating and offer “comforting, homestyle delicacies with deep southern roots from the coronary heart of Mississippi.”
Daily specials will spherical out a menu that incorporates fried rooster, smothered pork chops, deep fried catfish, ribs, chitterlings, shrimp and grits, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, black-eyed peas, corn bread and buttermilk biscuits, and pound cake and pecan pie, to name just a several of the picks.
Allen describes her eyesight of the eatery: “With the savory smell of smokers cooking our barbecue ribs to perfection, together with down property rhythm and blues and region music filling the environment and a plate of the very best food stuff you have ever tasted.”
“We plan to put together and serve foods that speaks to our tradition and the underserved demographics in northeastern Wisconsin,” she wrote.
Her love of common cooking traces again to her childhood, escalating up in Yazoo Town, Mississippi and what she calls “Soul foodstuff Sundays.”
“As youngsters we realized that immediately adhering to church services, Mama would be having a total great deal of very little for elements and developing something exclusive,” Allen wrote. “We were incredibly weak in prosperity but loaded in enjoy.”
Soulfood has its very own language, she wrote, that transcends cultural variations.
Allen has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Marian College, with a minor in company interaction. She currently serves on the Fond du Lac Town Council and is founder of a non-profit dedicated to assisting young ladies construct self-confidence and value schooling.
In accordance to her prospectus, she has been work shadowing her landlord and proprietor of 11:11, Ryonen Faris, and very well as training with Natasha Banking companies, who operates the soul food stuff cafe The Cozy Corner, and the Jerk Joint Jamaican restaurant, both of those in Appleton.
Several hours are established for 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday by means of Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Breakfast is supplied from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Additional information and facts is readily available at facebook.com/southernstyleeatin.
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