The steam table buffet in the back of this salvage grocery store in
the Fifth Ward serves some of the city's best soul food. Try the
black-eyed peas, cabbage, butter beans, okra with sausage, moist
cornbread, and kitchen sink gumbo. Take home some crunchy pork
cracklins. For dessert, don't miss the homemade banana pudding and sweet
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 3 a.m. by Robb Walsh
The cabbage on the steam table at Family Discount Food was tender, but not squishy. It was flavored with enough bacon to coat my lips pleasantly with pig fat. I found a curled-up piece of bacon meat among the leaves in the Styrofoam...