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Counter Fun

November 8, 2016

My visit to Sylvia’s restaurant was at the tail end of lunch and I asked to be seated in the perfect place to get recommendations - at the counter!

I asked the woman to my right what she suggested from the fish offerings and she smiled as she answered,“The catfish and you must try the collard greens side." I took the suggestion and added a side of okra. I wasn’t aware at the time that I asked Sylvia’s granddaughter. When her lunch arrived I saw a preview of mine!

At the counter I saw the...

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Almost Walked Away

November 22, 2017

I found the sign outside of a restaurant named Manna's intriguing, but it scared me. It advertised a seafood boil for $9.95. I went inside. The number of patrons inside surprised me. Most were selecting their meal from long buffet tables. In the back was an order window where signage listed more steamed options. I read it and then exited the store.

I stood outside, looked at the sign again with a photo of the meal and asked myself, “What’s stopping you?”. My memory flashed back to when I...

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