Food With Soul

Photo by Debbie Cunningham

Fried chicken. Fried catfish. Fried green tomatoes. Deep-fried deviled eggs. What do these things have in common? They’re all on the menu at FIXINS SOUL KITCHEN, an authentic soul food restaurant that recently opened in Oak Park. Don’t worry: Executive chef Melvin “Boots” Johnson also serves plenty of things that aren’t fried, including gumbo, shrimp and grits, charred okra and more.

3428 3rd Ave.; (916) 999-7685;