Is there a difference between Southern and soul food? Soul food scholar Adrian Miller says there was before the Civil War -- but after, everybody down South ate pretty much the same comfort food. So rather than focus on the differences between these 10 spots doing Mama-loves-you food, we're gonna focus on the one thing they all have in common -- they're Chicago's best at what they do.
There’s some serious cognitive dissonance between this pitch-dark, too-hip-for-a-sign-on-the-outside cocktail lounge/late-night dance club and the sunny down-home Cajun food that New Orleans native Chef Alfredo Nogueira makes. But go with the scene for the sake of his tasty biscuits, gumbo, and dirty rice.