New soul food restaurant moves into Rose Court in downtown Muncie

Stacey C. Slagle
The front window of the Mama and Son Soul Food Restaurant looks out on Charles Street in downtown Muncie.

The front window of the Mama and Son Soul Foodstuff Restaurant seems out on Charles Road in downtown Muncie.

MUNCIE, Ind. — If you mourned the loss of soul foodstuff from downtown Muncie at the end of May perhaps, fantastic news soul meals is back previously — and in the really identical storefront.

Hardly additional than a week after Mama Bond’s Soul Foodstuff shut more than Memorial Working day weekend, Mama and Son Soul Foods opened in the Rose Court area at the corner of Charles and Mulberry streets.

The “Mama and Son” of the title are Connie Nixon, who had managed Mama Bond’s for the previous 6 months, and Dominique Isom, a former Muncie Central High School athlete who afterwards shifted from sports activities to a occupation in the cafe business following an injuries retained him from trying out for the Colts.

Both of those Muncie natives, Nixon and Isom welcomed the prospect to get started their have restaurant together soon after getting worked in food stuff assistance at others’ eateries. Isom was arranging to open up a restaurant elsewhere when his mom proposed having around the location getting still left by Mama Bond’s departure, and he jumped at the prospect to do so in Muncie, Nixon stated.

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On a current night, as to-go orders for evening meal were being staying fixed and picked up, Nixon explained having their individual cafe up and managing was “wonderful … We like it.”

Rooster and cornbread dressing are between their specialties on the common dinner and lunch menu — “This is our grandmother’s recipe,” Nixon noted — but the menu incorporates loads of other familiar dishes, which include collard greens, fried fish, mac and cheese and fried ribs. The cafe also provides diverse day-to-day specials introduced on its Facebook website page.

Fried chicken and potato salad from Mama and Son Soul Food.

Fried hen and potato salad from Mama and Son Soul Meals.

Individual menus are provided for Saturday breakfast, such as biscuits and gravy, chicken and waffles and combo foods, and specials for Sunday meal, together with meatloaf and smothered pork chops.

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The operation is a household a single, Nixon stated, noting they have been “blessed with a large loved ones,” members of whom support to prepare dinner and staff members the procedure as desired. Mama and Son’s Soul Foods Cafe plans to present catering and also come across techniques to give back to the local community, she added.

The cafe at 125 E. Charles St. is open noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday (serving breakfast till 11 a.m.), 1-6 p.m. Sunday and closed Monday.

Fried whiting and cornbread at Mama and Son Soul Food.

Fried whiting and cornbread at Mama and Son Soul Food stuff.

Get in touch with articles coach Robin Gibson at [email protected] or 765-213-5855. Adhere to her on Twitter @RobinGibsonTSP.

This posting originally appeared on Muncie Star Press: Mama and Son Soul Food stuff restaurant in Muncie moves into Rose Court

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