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Pritchard’s Soul Food & BBQ – Lake Park

August 31st, 2008 · 2 Comments

Just had Sunday dinner* and ate the best fried chicken I’ve had in a long time! I dined with my new-food-bestfriend Ben Starling, and his great friend and sassy lady, Darlene, and her grandson. (Learned how to properly cook kidneys from Darlene, by the way: “Boil the piss out of them!!” )

The menu at Pritchard’s is super soul food — meatloaf, fried chicken, bbq, baked chicken and dressing, okra and tomatoes (with a tad of sugar), blackeyed peas, rice and gravy (yumola!) and MY kind of cornbread! (NO sugar!) Collard greens and macaroni and cheese and sometimes mashed potatoes are your options.  Some might remember this place when they were on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in West Palm Beach. They make heavenly pies, too, when the mood strikes them, and their whole family is on board: Mae, Anne and Alphonso. I’ll catch Anne and Mae on camera next time. My new soul food family! Tell them I sent you!

Alphonso from Pritchard's

Alphonso from Pritchard

Check them out if you get a chance; they do breakfast, lunch and dinners on the corner of Park Avenue and 10th Street, catty-corner from my new favorite sandwich spot: Brown Baggin’ It.

*Southernese: dinner = lunch; supper = dinner.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ben // Sep 2, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    As a regular patron at this establishment, I have found countless favorites… baked chicken & dressing, fried pork chops, and all the extras… okra n tomatoes, baked mac n cheese, and collards.

    Rarely have I eaten dessert at Pritchards… just no room after eating one of their feasts!

  • 2 Maria // Aug 20, 2010 at 10:30 am

    I love soul food so much but it’s a little different over here in the UK. We have a different kind of soul food so when I made it to the US and got to try some real soul food in the ATL it was just amazing. Would love to go to Pritchards but I would make sure to leave room for dessert!

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