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R&R Soul Food: 99 Essential Restaurants 2013 

Thursday, Feb 28 2013
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There's no shtick to this Carson soul-food joint, no marketing plan, no cutesy "down-home" aspirations. There's also no steam table and no duds on the menu. It's simply a strip-mall restaurant with turquoise walls, a picture of the Last Supper with African-American participants, an order window and table service. R&R Soul Food aims to serve its community some of the best Southern and soul cooking in Southern California. It's hard to decide between the fried chicken or the smothered — the crispy skin is so good on the fried, but the gravy is so good on the smothered. You also could feast happily on fried catfish, stewed oxtails or fried pork chops, while the sides — funky, flavorful collard greens, creamy mac 'n' cheese with crispy edges, smoky black-eyed peas — make this place worth the drive from just about anywhere in L.A. 18427 S. Avalon Blvd., Carson; (310) 715-6716. Daily, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Entrees $12-$16. No alcohol.

 

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The 99 Essential Restaurants List:

A-Frame
Alma
Angelini Osteria
Animal
Attari Sandwich Shop
Bäco Mercat
Bar Amá
The Bazaar
Bestia
BierBeisl
Bludso's
Cacao Mexicatessen
Canelé
La Casita Mexicana
Cemitas Poblanas Elviritas
Chichen Itza
Chung King
Cole's
Coni'Seafood
Cube Cafe & Marketplace
Din Tai Fung
Eva
Father's Office
Fred 62
Gjelina
Golden Deli
Go's Mart
Il Grano
Guelaguetza
Guisados
Hatfield's
Ha Tien Quan
Hawkins House of Burgers
Hayat's Kitchen
El Huarache Azteca
Huckleberry
The Hungry Cat
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Jar
Jitlada
JTYH Heavy Noodle II
Kang Ho Dong Baekjong
Kiriko
Kiyokawa
Kogi Truck
Krua Siri
L&E Oyster Bar
Langer's
Little Dom's
Lucques
Ludo Truck
Lukshon
Mariscos Jalisco
Matsuhisa
Meals by Genet
Mélisse
Milo and Olive
Mo-Chica
Musso & Frank
Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa
Nickel Diner
Night + Market
Oinkster
Osteria Mozza
Pann's
Pa-Ord Noodle
El Parian
Park's BBQ
Philippe the Original
Picca
Pink's
Pizzeria Mozza
Playa
Pollo a la Brasa
Providence
R&R Soul Food
Ración
Red Medicine
Ricky's Fish Tacos
Rivera
Rocio's Moles de los Dioses
Salt's Cure
Sapp Coffee Shop
Savoy Kitchen
Sea Harbour
Shanghai No. 1 Village Seafood
Soban
Son of a Gun
Sotto
Spago
The Spice Table
Superba Snack Bar
Tacos Leo
The Tasting Kitchen
Tavern
Tsujita LA
Vincenti Ristorante
Wurstküche
Zam Zam Market

Reach the writer at brodell@laweekly.com

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