(WMC-TV) - High praise for a daughter, her mother -- and her meatloaf!
Joann Rice, her daughter Sherron Sherrod and their restaurant Joann's Family Affair Soul Food, 2550 N. Watkins St. in Frayser, earned the High Score of the Week with a 97 on the restaurant's March 12 health inspection.
"Glory be to God, thank you!" hollered Rice.
Here, it isn't just about soul food. It's about soul family.
Rice's family has operated the restaurant at the Frayser location for 15 years. But the building itself is 50 years old -- making the high score even more remarkable.
When I asked Sherron how they keep the place so clean, she answered, "By the grace of God, baby! That's all I can tell you!"
Say the grace and sit down to chitterlings every Friday and Saturday. On the daily menu: candied yams, broccoli & cheese, baked chicken, neck bone, ham hocks -- and two original meatloaf recipes.
"We have Meatloaf Red and Meatloaf Brown," Rice said. "Both are gravies, and I'm not telling their secret! You're welcome to a plate!"
Oh, I had one, alright. Topped with Joann's homemade cornbread.
I'll have to come back on a weekend for those chitlins!
WHAT ANDY LIKES: Meatloaf Red, Candied Yams, Cabbage, Cornbread
SCORES OF THE WEEK:
Joann's Family Affair, 2550 N. Watkins St., Frayser, 97 on March 12
Swanky's Taco Shop, 6641 Poplar Ave., The Carrefour at Kirby Woods/East Memphis, 97 on March 13
Subway, 2580 Frayser Blvd., Frayser, 97 on March 10
Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits, 2235 Lamar Ave., Bethel Grove/S. Memphis, 97 on March 13
Church's Fried Chicken, 2237 Frayser Blvd., Frayser, 96 on March 10
Lenny's Sub Shop, 5643 E. Shelby Dr., Hickory Hill/SE Memphis, 96 on March 13
IHOP, 1661 Sycamore View Rd., East Memphis, 95 on March 10
Mimi's Italian Café, 7546 Hwy. 70, Bartlett, TN, 95 on March 14
Tops Bar-B-Q, 2748 Lamar Ave., Bethel Grove/S. Memphis, 95 on March 10
Snappy Tomato Pizza, 7601 Hwy. 70, Bartlett, TN, 94 on March 14
Baskin Robbins, 7601 Hwy. 70, Bartlett, TN, 94 on March 14
Szechuan Hot Wok, 2578 Frayser Blvd., Frayser, 94 on March 10
Paradise Café, 6150 Poplar Ave., East Memphis, 94 on March 12
Rendezvous Restaurant, 52 S. Second St., Downtown Memphis, 94 on March 14
Sekisui Bartlett, 2990 Kirby Whitten Rd., Bartlett, TN, 93 on March 12
Coleman's BBQ, 5175 Millbranch Rd., Whitehaven, 93 on March 10
Crumpy's Hot Wings, 4641 Millbranch Rd., Whitehaven, 93 on March 12
Rayford's All-N-1 Hot Wings, 1890 Berryhill Rd., Cordova, TN, 93 on March 5
The Point, 5960 Hwy. 51 N., Millington, TN, 93 on March 12
China Taste, 1890 Berryhill Rd., Cordova, TN, 92 on March 5
Wang's Mandarin House, 6065 Park Ave., Park Place Center/East Memphis, 92 on March 14
Salsa, 6150 Poplar Ave., Regalia Shopping Center/East Memphis, 90 on March 12
Wang's Mandarin House, 544 S. Highland St., U of M Area, 89 on March 11
Don Don's Hot Wings, 4591 Millbranch Rd., Whitehaven, 89 on March 10
Donny Joe's, 7874 C St., Millington, TN, 87 on March 11
Captain D's, 1690 Union Ave., Midtown Memphis, 83 on March 13
Sharky's Gulf Grill, 6201 Poplar Ave., East Memphis, 78 on March 13
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