New Visions of Africa (Durham, NC)
Lunch today was DEEEE-licious!
New Visions of Africa
1306 Fayetteville Road...between 147 and NCCU
The owner/cook of this place is one of the nicest guys you'd ever want to talk to. Had we the time, we could have stuck around for a coupla hours and continued our discussions on home cooking, women and their problems (ducking and running), and the weather.
Both my buddy and I had the smothered chicken. Leg and a thigh that had to have been slow cooked for at least a couple of hours literally smothered in a delicious and not too heavy light brown gravy. Served over rice.
I had the collards (a bit too sharp for my taste) and the candied yams (hard to explain how rich and filling these were). My buddy got the green beans and the mac&cheese...both of which he said were excellent.
Served with a piece of cornbread that was moist and crumbly and a little bit sweet. VERY good.
Properly sweetened southern iced tea for me...fresh lemonade for my buddy. Yum!
All home cookin' here. Nothing out of a box.
$8.03 including tax.
If you need incense, he sells some wonderful smelling stuff at the counter...along with various scented soaps. The dessert case looked like a church bake sale...but we were WAY too full for more food.
Stop by and support this guy. He's a keeper.