TBL ribbon cutting

They’ve got soul

A nice crowd turned out Monday morning to cut a ribbon welcoming the new TBL Soul Food Cafe to Downtown Conway. Conway Fire Chief Le Hendrick, center, holds the ribbon while restaurant owner Shirlice Washington prepares to cut. Other restaurant associates on hand for the ribbon-cutting were, from Washington to the right, Malike Pierre, Kageyonah Brown-Spivey, Imani West and Kanesha Brown-Spivey. The restaurant, located at 1117 Third Ave., promises it’s “Where the atmosphere is relaxing and the food is for the soul.” TBL Soul Food is open seven days a week from 7 a.m.-8 p.m., with a lunch buffet beginning at 11 a.m. On most days, the buffet will offer pork chops, beef stew, fried or baked chicken, yams, corn on the cob, collard greens, macaroni and cheese and corn bread. The breakfast menu includes eggs, breakfast sandwiches, grits, oatmeal, bagels, breakfast soufflés and more. Lunch includes sandwiches, salads and a collection of sides. Dinner includes chicken, smoked grilled chicken, pulled pork or ribs, seafood and steaks. There is a kids’ menu and an assortment of desserts all day. Much of the food is prepared using recipes passed down from Washington’s mother and grandmother. Bakery items are prepared by Crystal Wood. Washington said the restaurant is equipped to handle all types of catering and special events, inside of and away from the business. Other owners of the business, who were not in the ribbon-cutting picture, are William Spivey (Washington’s son) and Lorenza Harrison. Call (843) 438-8008 or email TBLCafeConway@gmail.com   

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