Best Soul Food

Just Like Mom's

Don't let the Chinatown location fool you: Southern-style soul food is the order of the day at this unpretentious little eatery inside the Golden Plaza. Homemade goodness abounds in everything from the giant Polish Boys to the crisp fried chicken and freshly breaded perch. Of course, Mom's best work may be in the soulful sides -- lovingly crafted dishes like rich macaroni and cheese, meatless but well-seasoned greens, and oversized cornmeal muffins. Speaking of which, the don't-miss desserts include double-butter peach cobbler and Red Velvet Cake.