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Lynn’s Cafe 3748 Lafayette Rosd

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Well it seems like we are off on the right foot again. We stopped at a place that knows how to cook. It’s a small and modestly furnished place that is very neat and tidy and has a super clean kitchen in view of the dining area. Pat and I had a friend join us and while we waited we chatted up with the owner. She is a super nice lady and is also a student. She is in the last year of her Masters of Divinity degree from the Christian Theological Seminary. They are open early and serve breakfast all day. They close at 2 PM during the week and have Soul Food Sundays. During the week in addition to their regular menu they offer daily specials. The specials today were breaded and fried chicken wings or Turkey Tips, both were $8.50 and came with 2 sides and choice of roll or corn bread.

Now I am sure you are wondering what is a turkey tip. Well they are de-boned turkey ribs. As to what a turkey rib is. I don’t know. The only info I have is from a sales rep several years ago. He offered that they were not formed nor processed. They were honest pieces of white meat cut by a special method that has been patented. That was the first and last time I ever thought of them until today. Lynn offered us a taste and they were really good. Moist and tender with a light BBQ sauce. On the inter-net someone did say they were pressured cook prior to shipment. I don’t know. I could not detect any signs of overcooking. A lean piece of muscle meat will invariably be chewy if it is over cooked. That was not the case here. The included link might be helpful

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I ordered corn bread, sweet potatoes and greens to go with my turkey. At the first bite I was impressed with how the tips tasted. An individual piece was tasty but a plate full was greater than the sum of its individual pieces. In either event they made be a believer. The sides matched the center of the plate well. The greens were cooked long enough to exude a nice liquor and developed a great flavor. The sweet potatoes were of the fresh variety and were whipped like russets. The candy like sweetness was a great foil to the slight bitterness of the greens and the slight smokiness of the meat. The cornbread was well made as well. It did seem a touch old but that was hardly a deal breaker.

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Our guest decided on a grilled chicken sandwich on whole wheat with fries. We didn’t make her write a review, but she cleaned her plate and remarked it was all very good.

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After lunch Lynn gave us a piece of chocolate cake to share. Three layers of dark deliciousness.


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So the west side scores another one. This place is a definite keeper. Good food and a great lady running the joint. Remember Soul Food Sunday.

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I know this is a lousy shot but that is one great looking stove. Double ovens, 8 eyes and a flat top. A beauty.

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4 responses

  1. I love the idea of Soul Food Sunday. Now I want Thanksgiving dinner; I’ve been thinking about it ever since those Panera commercials keep showing turkey cranberry sandwiches with butternut squash soup. Sounds like a good lunch all told, even if your camera was drunk and wobbly. 😉

    September 26, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    • My camera is broken. I have resorted to using an older Samsung cell phone. It can’t take a clean picture worth a dime. The LG phone takes a smaller pic and the only way I can download to my computer is through G mail. Butternut squash soup sounds good. I always liked leftover turkey and stuffing sandwiches with mayo and salt.

      September 26, 2014 at 5:29 pm

  2. Yep. I totally agree with Kerbey. I am wholly sucked into thinking about Thanksgiving and it’s not even October. That’s okay. I say we should prep as early as possible for that holiday–and if that means eating bucketfulls of everything I think I must serve this year in a “test round” or two (or fifty), then so be it. I shall suffer for the art.
    I kinda feel like jumping in the car and heading all the way over Lynn’s for some research. I bet it’d be worth it.

    September 27, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    • Oh my,it would be worth it. I love Thanksgiving dinner. That could be why I try to find “down home”cooking joints. Kerby is always right, She’s Texan. I do love food. More importantly I really dig the prep and stuffing. As always it is so cool to hear from you. I love oyster dressing. If you do hit Lynn’s make sure it;s Sundy

      September 27, 2014 at 8:17 pm

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