In Atlanta, you’ll discover the true meaning of “soul food,” with many of the ingredients and recipes having a strong African influence. Picture homemade cooking and indulgent, satisfying dishes with lots of hearty vegetables, thick sauces and fried everything. For example, fried chicken with waffles is a popular dish in the city, often covered in creamy butter and thick maple syrup for a mix of savory and sweet to start the morning. It is the signature dish of Gladys Knight and Ron Winans’ Chicken and Waffles, who serve the meal gourmet-style with four chicken wings and an over-sized waffle to a background of smooth music and soulful decor.
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