My daughter and her husband have lived in Eureka for many years. I visit the city and my family as often as I can. I live in Alabama, the heart of the Deep South and the only cooking I know is Southern soul cooking. Bless My Soul Cafe is a treat when far away from home, my kids eat there often. I have eaten there several times and I have always enjoyed the dishes being offered. Someone complained of frozen vegetables. Finding fresh okra, fresh field peas and fresh field corn (true Southerners do not cut sweet corn from the cob for our most famous Southern side dish, it must be white field corn) and almost impossible to find in northern California. Sometimes even from the distibutors and even in frozen form. That the owner is able to offer Southern veggies at all is a miracle. You also cannot purchase southern corn meal and the nearest thing to it in California is certainly not what you need but somehow her cornbread is very good indeed. I also find that California cooking and Southern cooking have such a vast difference between them that California taste might not feel the love from some of our recipes. We don't steam veggies, we fry. We fry chicken and shrimp and little apple pies. We fry potatoes and catfish and ham. Bless My Soul is as close to Southern cooking as I have found in Eureka (with the exception of my daughter's house) and considering the unavailability of ingredients needed I think they do a great job. Louisianna cooking and true Southern cooking are not one in the same. Bless My Soul offers a mixture of these two schools of cooking and does it in a very delightful way. The service is always good. If you are in a hurry, go to McDonalds. Southerners are never in a hurry at the dinner table. The atmosphere is lively and there is certainly hospitality at Bless My Soutl. Give yourself a small blessings and try it!
Only ate here once. The food was above average in quality and appearance, but the flavor just seemed miss, kind of like it need a bit more zest or gusto. I have a lot of family living all over LA and maybe I am just more used to their style of cooking. I was a bit dissapointed that there wasn't a Po'boy sandwich on the menu.
My family has been there a couple of times. The food takes time to prepare, but that's the way it is with good food. Mama Janisse, the owner, came out and talked with us. She visited with most of the patrons. My son spilled his drink, and Mama replaced it at no charge. The sauces jam. No doubt about it.
we went to this restraunt hungry, which was a mistake because the service was SLOOOOOOW. Just as I was dipping into a low blood sugar fit, the food came out. The Jambalaya was flavorless as was the rice and okra. Do your soul a favor and bless it elsewhere.
I had been here before and the restaurant was fine. This time almost all the food was horrible. The carrots and corn were frozen. Neither had any taste and the carrots were impossible to chew. The dirty rice had too much sage and no other taste. The fruit salsa on the port chops tasted like it was going bad. I don't understand how the cook could let this food go out of the kitchen. The only good food was the chicken creole and the pork chop which was moist and tender. The corn muffins were fine. They had toys to keep the children busy while waiting for the food. $61.00 for two adults and two children.
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