I finally got a chance to chow down at "The America's Next Great Restaurant" winner Jamawn Woods new restaurant Soul Daddy in NYC. The restaurant is located in a prime location in the South Street Seaport. Soul Daddy serves a healthier and lighter take on traditional soul food.
No fried chicken here! I ordered the bake chicken meal for $8.95 which comes with 2 sides and a choice of a Whole Wheat Biscuit or a Corn Bread Waffle. I had them both and they were excellent. The biscuit was light and flaky. The waffle was moist and I could taste a hint of buttermilk. For the sides I choose Cheese Grits and Braised Kale. My dinner date got wild rice salad with a mix green salad.
For vegetarians $7.95 gets you a plate of four side dishes.
The food was great and the potion size as you can see is pretty good. The quality of the was great and I hope it stays that way. Everything tasted freshly made. The bake chicken was divine and season to perfection, I thought. Damn that was good chicken. I can't wait till Soul Daddy's menu is developed a little more, to include light desserts choices like a peach cobbler, fruit crumble or sweet potato tart.
The atmosphere was very clean and modern. It was cozy. It has a similar feel to me as Shake Shack. I would definitely choose to eat at Soul Daddy again. If your in the NYC area go spend a day at the South Street Seaport. Eat at Soul Daddy Restaurant and let me know what you think. Lets support Jamawn Woods dream of having America's Next Great Restaurant.