Val’s Soul Food

The Christian restaurant on Fairmount Avenue didn’t last long. Now it’s Val’s Soul Food and run Gloria’s Seafood co-owner Val Boggs.

Val’s entrees are a big eater’s dream. The beef ribs are the size of a petite woman’s arm, and they come five to a plate. The toothsome meat, which is crusty in places with a complexly rich sauce, has a deep smoky flavor punctuated by juicy bits of fat. I’m not sure I’ve ever had such good fried catfish, which come two giant filets to a plate. Its peppery golden batter makes a crisp, zingy blanket for the moist, white-fleshed fish.

Stop by tonight for all-you-can-eat crab legs.

Val’s Seafood [City Paper]