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Soul BBQ, The Bronx: Sam’s
Let’s get cookin’ in the home where the Yankees have smoked the record books: Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, and the just-retired Derek Jeter, the greatest shortstop ever.
On 596 Grand Concourse, between 150th and 151st streets, near Yankee Stadium, Sam’s Soul Food Restaurant and Bar is a Southern-style kitchen with a Caribbean touch, featuring a welcoming wood-paneled bar and a sofa-filled lounge. Sam’s drawing in college students, lawyers and foodie cognoscenti all the way from, can you believe?, Manhattan.
For 15 years, Ghana native Sam Amoah has been offering dishes such as the moist Fried Whiting, plump Jerk Chicken and freshly Hickory-Smoked Ribs, which just fall off the bones, Pork Chops and Seasoned Oxtails with Caribbean herbs.
Try, too, the Meatloaf and the BBQ Chicken and the Fried Chicken and the Yams Potato Salad, the Warm Cajun Chicken Salad and accompanying Hot Corn Bread. Drink these deliciously down with a signature Hennessy Colada.
The ubiquitous Anthony Bourdain filmed a segment here, and the city’s First Lady has stopped in, too.
So, stop in: “Sam’s is wonderful restaurant with a mix of all people, a place you must visit,” Sam says. “It’s a dream come true for a hard-working chef from West Africa.”