January 20th 2014, Jamaica, Queens - Across the street from one of south Queens' most progressive and largest mega-churches Allen AME Cathedral, is a soulful epicenter of a different sought. Directly across the street on Merrick Boulevard is the home of A Plate of Soul Restaurant. Although South Queens has other soul food eateries, which are mostly takeout places, A Plate of Soul, also offers a cozy cultural inspired ambience. The owners of A Plate of Soul restaurant have roots in the legendary Silvia's Restaurant and soul food franchise.
Nikko Holman, one of the owner operators of A Plate of Soul, is the
grandson of pioneering restaurateur Silva of the eponymous Silvia's
Restaurant fame. Mr. Holman ironically is low key and unassuming about
his mom's legacy in that he is determined to create his own reputation
and brand in the restaurant service industry. Nikko can be seen many
evenings, like other savvy restaurant owners, mixing it up with patrons
and engaging in uplifting conversations with guests.
Also a great dessert to treat yourself to is the red velvet cake and
peach cobbler. It is nice to see a revival of tasty soul food in the
area where you can relax and converse with friends or loved ones in a
nice cozy atmosphere. A Plate of Soul's arrival and future success
bodes well for upward moving success in the economic development of
South Jamaica Queens. A Plate of Soul is located at 110-46 Merrick
Blvd. Jamaica, NY 11433. For business hours contact 718-880-1337. The
Restaurant's menu can be seen at http://www.PlateofSoul.com.