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Alfreda’s Soul Food
Third Ward mainstay Alfreda’s Soul Food has been serving hearty Southern classics since 1965. All of the staff here will make you want to come back until they know your name and your regular order. Most folks who walk in here are on a first-name basis with the cashier, but if you don’t have your standard order figured out, try the savory smothered turkey wings with rice, syrupy candied yams, and mac and cheese. There’s a steady stream of people coming to get their orders to-go, but if you stay to dine-in, you can do important things like appreciate how the natural light streaming through the windows makes the gravy on your mashed potatoes glisten, or you can develop a hypothesis as to why sweet tea tastes sweeter when you drink it from a styrofoam cup.
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