Picture by Kirk Sanders of Stuffed Cabbage, Pintos, Mac and Cheese. ©2012
Ate at Big Mama’s Soul Food located at the corner of Acadia Ave. & S. Broad Street.
This was in the location of the former Acadia Grill. The hallowed Acadia Grill was my favorite dive for more than a decade. May it rest in peace.
The food at Big Mama’s was pretty good. It’s buffet style. Meat & Two Vegetables (with corn bread or biscuit) is $6.99. Drink is extra ($1.79—which must be their profit center). They also serve a 3 vegetable plate.
I spotted a cobbler for dessert. I didn’t have room to partake. Banana Pudding is listed as a dessert option too.
Over the next few Winston-Salem dive blogs I’ll explore what is the essence of a local dive. Feel free to suggest any ideas or comments.
There will be a ranking standard. I’m thinking of using butter sticks rather than spoons or stars.
Big Mama’s scored a random bonus because there was a mullet sighting caddy corner from the restaurant. Mullet dude was mowing the lawn with classic tight curl mullet complemented by mustache and tank top.
Bon appétit, Kirk Sanders
Mark Lamb said:
You should come check out Bells Old Richmond Grill sometime. Let me know ahead of time, and Boy and I will join you. I’m always looking for a reason to go!
Kirk Sanders said:
Mark, I welcome the opportunity. I’ve never been to Bells Old Richmond. Are those the guys that used to own Bell Brothers?
Mark Lamb said:
Yes sir! They took over The Old Richmond Grill when Fast Eddie decided (I guess) it was time to retire. Not much has changed except the quality of the food and the prices. Oh, they just got real laminated menus, too! It’s a great lunch counter. Isaac and I are regulars there. You’ll have to come out this way for lunch sometime.