K & K Soul Food: Westside

posted on October 6, 2009 at 6:56 am

K & K Soul Food: Westside

New restaurants open every day, but no amount of meticulous design can replicate the charm and character acquired with age. Walking into K&K Soul Food (881 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, 404-685-1073) feels like you’ve traveled back in time to a different era in Atlanta’s culinary history. Crudely handwritten signs advertise specials such as pigs feet. The cafeteria-style steam table is filled with so many options your head will spin. Take your place in the curving line and study the menu because while the cooking is simple, deciding what to order is not.

While K&K opens for breakfast, the quality in the morning is too institutional (runny grits, unpleasantly greasy fatback, etc.). Lunch, however, is a different story. Seldom seen soul food staples such as the aforementioned stewed pigs feet and neck bones are displayed beside more ubiquitous classics such as fried chicken and pork chops submerged in narrow containers of thick gravy. Click here to read the rest…

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