Sharing a few words with Post & Beam founder Brad Johnson, District Chronicles checks in on the state of soul food in L.A., lauding our local take on Southern home-cooking as much for its community-minded restaurant owners as it is for being mouth-watering. Recapping the story behind Baldwin Hills' new locavore hot-spot, credit is also given to Adolf Dulan, founder of Dulan's Soul Food Kitchen and father to the forces behind Aunt Kizzy's, still MIA following its recent departure from Marina del Rey.
Beverly Brinson, the Mississippi-born owner who inherited Manchester Boulevard's M & M Soulfood from her godmother, explains her passion for the job as follows, "The restaurant business is not about the money at all. You have to have a love for it—the food, the people. I think that's where the 'soul' comes in." [DC]