Ethel & Annie Mae’s Soulfood Kitchen
Named after the chef’s mother and grandmother, this Crown Heights spot has only been around since 2021, but it’s well on its way to becoming a soul food mainstay. This is mostly a takeout spot, but there’s exactly one table for two in front of a wall of quotes from artists like Outkast and Nas. We’re into the fried catfish and fall-off-the-bone turkey ribs, and they also have pretty much every side you would want. There are vegetable options like yams and collards as well as heavier sides like mac and cheese and coconut rice with beans. You should absolutely end your meal with banana pudding every time.