As reported by a poster known simply as Ora over on Chowhound, the highly anticipated opening of Rack & Soul has met the approval of her taste buds. She reports the following:
"I had take-out from there tonight–the beef rib w/collard greens and potato salad. The rib was large and tender and not dry–tasty. Though, purists will certainly quibble with the amount of pre-slathered sauce that was on it. The potato salad was very southern in style–the mashed type w/plenty of egg. The collards were average. Two kinda sweet biscuits came with the meal…The menu also has other classic soul food dishes beside ‘cue like smothered chicken." [source]
Broadway’s restaurant row has no shortage of mouth watering delights but the owner of R&S wanted to provide soul food to the UWS without having people trek all the way up to Harlem.
“I’ve been in Harlem for a long time and I love the community, but there are many soul food restaurants there already,” Eberstadt said. “I wanted to take my gig on the road a little bit.”
Interestingly enough, the owner of R&S owns two Harlem restaurants, Bayou and A Slice of Harlem. His business partner is none other than Charles Gabriel, owner of Charles’ Southern Style Kitchen.
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