DETROIT — It’s on the rainy days like the ones metro Detroit has been seeing that we can all use a little bit of comfort food.
Detroit Soul food's got just what you're craving!
Detroit Soul started as a catering business and eventually went brick and mortar off of 8 Mile Road five years ago.
WE’RE OPEN: On a rainy day like today, a little soul food can bring a lot of comfort! Detroit Soul is open to take orders. I’m told the trick to good soul food is taking your time (yummmm). @DetroitSoulCafe @wxyzdetroit pic.twitter.com/qAGIybkFz3— Ali Hoxie (@ali_hoxie) May 15, 2020
The owner, Jerome Brown, says he learned to cook soul food from his mother and grandmother, who are from Alabama. He says the key to cooking soul food is taking your time.
“It’s a labor of love, so part of that comfort is the time you spend, and the due diligence you spend in preparing the food from scratch,” said Brown.
On Saturdays, people can try their fall off the bone BBQ ribs. Brown says one of their number one sellers is their baked turkey wings. They also have all the traditional fixings, including collard greens, baked beans and mac n’ cheese.
Customers can go to the store to place an order, but be prepared to see markings inside and outside the building to help practice social distancing. People can also call in orders and have them brought out curbside.
Right now, there is a special deal in place for frontline workers.
“For frontline workers, we are offering ten percent off their meals because again that is our small way of saying thank you for those customers who are coming and supporting us,” said Brown.