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Soul food SD Sister Peewee's and Bonnie Jean

kare_raisu Jan 6, 2009 11:24 AM

I am thinking about doing a soul food crawl of San Diego. I know of these two places and was wondering if anyone was familiar with others. Any experiences with these two of note? If anyone's interested in joining me email or respond.

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    rotie77 Jan 6, 2009 12:22 PM

    Know and love Bonnie Jean's. Best fried catfish in SD, great fried chicken, links, etc. But my favorite is the oxtail. Big Yum!

    Depending on the day, love to do a soul food crawl. You might add Huffman's to the list. Though thought of as a BBQ place, they do some decent soul food too.

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      surfer1966 Jan 6, 2009 12:48 PM

      I love the fried catfish at Bonnie Jean's! I would be interested in a crawl. Stockdale's Fine Southern Cuisine has an awesome Sunday brunch/soul food.

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        pkt63 Jan 6, 2009 01:17 PM

        I have been to Sister Pee-Wees a couple of times and enjoyed the food. Big plate of food for a decent price...it's always whatever the Sister decides to cook that day, but there's usually a choice or two of what plate you want. It's a tiny, tiny place. No tables if I recall correctly (it has been about a year) and just maybe 8-10 seats at a counter.

        A little more detail on the ambience/offerings: the place is covered with "witty" bumper stickers. You could spend your whole meal reading them! Usually they have the TV on, too. They don't have any sodas to drink. I think beverages are limited to water or that fruit punch you buy at the grocery in the milk jug gallon type container.

        I enjoy it! I'd love to try more SD soul food on a crawl, but I don't think that fits into my new healthy eating plan :(

        1. The Chowhound Team Jan 6, 2009 02:29 PM

          Just a quick note, that in keeping with our guidelines for chowdowns ( http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/3676... ), we'd ask that those who want to join kare_raisu for his crawl respond to him via email (his email address is in his profile) rather than on the boards. If you've got chow opinions about Sister Peewee's or Bonnie Jean, though, feel free to post them here.

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            JRSD Jan 6, 2009 02:36 PM

            I am not 100% sure what your criteria are, but Magnolia's off Euclid does southern/cajun food and has chitterlins on sat/sun. Definitely a sit-down, fairly nice restaurant.

            Barnes BBQ in Lemon Grove also does some southern side dishes so it might qualify as well.

            Magnolias Authentic Southern Dining
            342 Euclid Ave Suite 403, San Diego, CA

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              KirkK Jan 6, 2009 06:51 PM

              I enjoyed the Smothered Pork Chops at Sister PeeWees.... though it's been a few years. As mentioned, it's a counter with stools, at least when I visited. Also, if I remember they are closed on Sundays.
              If you decide on Huffman's, you might as well go around the corner, and a few blocks down Euclid, and try Juke Joint Southern Kitchen, near to Imperial Fish on Euclid. I've never been but a few folks recommended it to me.
              888 S Euclid Ave
              San Diego, CA 92114

              I've also gotten a few folks who recommended Stockdale's in Rolando as well. It's supposed to be "Alabama style" .

              6523 University Ave
              San Diego, CA 92115

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                maestra Jan 9, 2009 08:44 PM

                An article in today's U-T highlighted the "A Taste of Soul" stand at the Carlsbad Farmers' Market. Two sisters run it.

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                  MrKrispy Jun 16, 2009 07:31 PM

                  any updates on these places? Any other places to check out in San Diego? Been wanting to have some Soul Food for a while now but don't go out that way often (errrr ever).,

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                    Fake Name Jun 16, 2009 07:49 PM

                    Search engine is your friend:

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                      MrKrispy Jun 16, 2009 09:57 PM

                      didn't come up when I searched for Soul Food...haha

                      I was hoping for an update on the Soul Food crawl. The thread you mentioned doesn't mention other similar places either. Do we really only have 2 in the whole county much less 0 in central San Diego?

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                    pickypicky Jun 17, 2009 08:03 AM

                    Definitely interested in your in-depth reportage of soul food, kare_raisu. (I love all your posts and comments.) I gave up a long time ago on such things (including biscuits and bbq) in SD which has left this native East Texan very hungry for comfort food.

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