Soul Food Restaurant?

So I’m so obsessed and mono-focused in my search for new and exciting food experiences that the other day I was walking down Polk Street in what I would guess was the Nob Hill district of San Francisco when I saw this sign, it read:

Last Train Soul Kitchen: Girl Played With Fire, I’m Still Here

I thought this was a restaurant.  In my reading of the sign I was hearing an urban African American woman saying the name of her restaurant: Last Train Soul Kitchen with the added personal note, Girl played with fire and I’m (she) is still here.

Seemed really clever and funny to me.  A woman chef who makes soul food and even though every night she plays with fire she is still determined to show up (be here) and cook.

As you can imagine, I rushed down the street to get a picture and a closer look at this place.

It was a cinema playing:

Last Train

Soul Kitchen

The Girl Who Played with Fire (great movie can’t wait for the third installment!)

I’m Still Here

For show times go toLumiere’s site.

C’mon, don’t you think that would have been a great sign for a restaurant?

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note:
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