Gambit's 2018 winter restaurant guide: Soul Food_lowres

Fried chicken and waffles is a house specialty at Ma Momma’s House of Cornbread, Chicken & Waffles in New Orleans East.

Buttermilk Drop Bakery

1781 N. Dorgenois St., (504) 252-4538; www.buttermilkdrop.com

Cajun-spiced sauteed shrimp are served over grits. Breakfast daily. No reservations. $

Cafe Reconcile

1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 568-1157; www.cafereconcile.org

Grilled or fried catfish comes with two sides such as mashed sweet potatoes, baked macaroni and cheese, salad, fries or vegetables. Delivery available for large orders. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri. $

Ma Momma's House of Cornbread, Chicken & Waffles

5741 Crowder Blvd., (504) 244-0021; www.mamommashouse.com

A waffle is served with syrup and three fried chicken wings. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. $

The Praline Connection

542 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-3934; www.pralineconnection.com

The Taste of Soul is a three-course sampler with gumbo, an entree and bread pudding. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Willie Mae's Scotch House

2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503; www.williemaesnola.com

Willie Mae's is known for its fried chicken. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. $


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