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Story and photos by Hal Goodtree.
Cary, NC – Now open in downtown Cary: EJs Soul Food & Home Cooking Restaurant.
“I’m the oldest of eight children,” EJ told me, “and I was raised by my Grandma. Everything was home-cooked from scratch.”
And that’s the way it is in the new restaurant on East Chatham Street. There’s Fried Chicken, Pork Chop, Meatloaf, Chitterling, Crab Cakes, Fried Fish and Barbecue Ribs.
“You can find fast food anywhere,” EJ told me, “but home cooking’s hard to come by.”
Dinners come with two sides. There’s collards, slaw, baked beans, corn, sweet potato, mac and cheese, fried okra and fried mushrooms.
Am I making you hungry yet? How about some Sweet Potato Pie for dessert?
EJ came to Cary from Maryland. She opened EJ’s Soul Food in Cary on March 15.
EJ’s is open 7 days a week. Eat in or take out.
EJs Soul Food
140 E. Chatham Street
Cary, NC 27511