R & R Soul Food

18427 S. Avalon Blvd.
Carson, CA 90746
310-715-6716
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R & R Soul Food

Garrett Snyder Smothered Chicken at R & R Soul Food

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  • Sun.-Thu., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
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. - Besha Rodell

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