DURHAM, NC – The Hungry Black Man Media, (follow us @thehungryblackman), has established an impressive record of visiting 2,533 Black-owned restaurants across the nation over the course of seven years. Throughout these gastronomic journeys, their team has grown increasingly captivated by the vibrant Black communities of North Carolina and the exceptional hospitality they offer.
One recent revisit led them to “Let’s Eat Soul Food,” nestled at 2514 Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27707. Their initial visit coincided with a Caribbean Day event, and a return visit was in order to sample the establishment’s standard menu.
During this second visit, I opted for a pork chop sandwich that was fried to a beautiful golden brown, exuding tenderness and a well-seasoned, non-chewy quality. The addition of a slice of fried pork chop, generously soaked in grease, nestled between two slices of white bread, created a nostalgically delectable sandwich.
Following this savory delight, I had the pleasure of savoring some of the most delectable chicken salad I’ve encountered in the state. “Let’s Eat Soul Food” crafted a mayonnaise-based chicken salad using their baked chicken, which boasted a well-seasoned, smoky flavor. This chicken salad, when enclosed within one of their sweetened rolls, showcased such culinary finesse that it could easily become a top-selling featured sandwich on their menu.
The allure of the chicken salad prompted us to delve further into the source, and the baked chicken wings were nothing short of a small piece of culinary heaven. These wings exhibited a remarkable tenderness, to the extent that one must exercise caution while savoring them, for the meat quite literally slipped off the bone.
Subsequently, we embarked on a tasting adventure with their breaded fried honey hot and honey lemon pepper wings, and the result was nothing short of extraordinary. These wings, with their house-made sauce, embodied a harmonious blend of sweet and spicy flavors with subtle hints of citrus. These flavors embraced a house-made ranch dressing that outshone any store-bought version, thanks to its use of fresh ingredients. This combination delivered a creamy, tangy, and herb-infused goodness that enhanced every wing.
It would be an understatement to say that I was immensely impressed by their wings, and in my estimation, they currently reign as the finest in the city. This designation holds true until a worthy contender emerges to challenge their culinary supremacy. For those fortunate enough to find themselves in the Durham neighborhood, “Let’s Eat Soul Food” is a dining destination you are bound to relish. For further information, do not hesitate to reach out to them at (919) 780-8554.