By Allana J. Barefield
A new restaurant has arrived on the food scene and is bringing flavor to their customers.
In June, Latasha and Derick Williams opened Soul 2 Soul Southern Kitchen in June at 4001 W. Wheatland Road.
In the midst of a pandemic, many restaurants closed, but the couple believed in themselves and moved forward with their plans that were put into motion when the couple moved to the Dallas area from Mississippi three years ago to open up an establishment.
“What better place than to open in Dallas, to bring some of that home cooked southern food,” Latasha said.
Cooking has always been a common factor for the Williams. Derick’s family had a restaurant back in Mississippi and Latasha said she learned her skills from her grandmother.
“A lot of the recipes for the restaurant are from my grandmother and his grandmother,” Latasha said. “It has been a passion of ours, it has always been a vision, and we came in and did it.”
The Williams care about the community and even partnered with Methodist Hospital and had a mammogram truck in front of their restaurant earlier this month for exams.
“Most of the time African Americans don’t go to the hospital or doctors because of insurance or lack of knowledge,” Latasha said.
Soul 2 Soul has only been opened for four months and is already making a difference with their food and advocacy.