• Neckbones at St. Restaurant #2

Not long after the great Doggy’s S.S. Soul Eatery closed earlier this year, Friend of the Food Chain @THEPIGMON began wandering the desert again. Doggy’s you may recall was the Reader‘s 2008 pick for best soul food, and one of four stellar but unsung soul food spots he and Peter Engler rounded up last fall. Before long he zeroed in on what he called a possible successor in St. Rest #2 Country Kitchens, a spacious two-steam-table setup on 87th Street that doubles as a Christian ministry run by owner Pastor L. Hopkins.