What is Soul Food? I wasn’t sure but I wanted to try some. Alphabet City in the East Village seemed closer to Kips Bay than Harlem, so I headed down to Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter at 94 Avenue C.
It’s fun to explore a new area of the city: so many cool looking bars and restaurants, lots of buzz in the streets at 7:30pm on a Wednesday night.
I was glad that Bobwhite’s had space for me, and I grabbed a seat at the counter. It’s a very simple menu: chicken, catfish, a few sides. I grabbed me the catfish with a pinot grigio, and it came, as you can see with a perfect biscuit, and I chose the macaroni and cheese which was perfectly tasty. The catfish surprised me: it tasted light and delicate and was delicately crisp. With lemon and the tartar sauce, it was yum.
And all up, this was rather cheaper than most expensive meals I’ve had in this city, $20 all up for a generous main and a glass of wine. Soul food is obviously just good for the soul. So glad I found this place.