Stella's Soul Kitchen2715 Contra Loma Blvd
Antioch, CA 94509
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Five of us Grandma, Linda, Elsa, Ken and I gathered in Antioch at Noon.
Stella's is located in a very small strip mall one block south of Hwy 4.
|Next door to a Pizza Hut|
|A 7-11 with gasoline is adjacent|
|Their current hours of operation|
Ken, Elsa and I arrived first and got the table. Donna the owner and cook set us up. She named the restaurant after her mother Stella, who does not work at the restaurant.
|My bad Donna's eyes are closed but this was a lone photo|
Grandma lives in a contiguous town but needed to have her passenger Linda phone me for directions. Grandma is too familiar with the streets of Antioch but did not know where this address was exactly.
|All here now|
Here is the standard menu.
|A few daily specials are on the back|
Now for the food photos:
|Smothered Pork Chops over Rice and Gravy with a side of yams|
|Pig's Feet with Greens and Stuffing with cranberry sauce|
|Oxtails with Mac and Cheese and Black Eyed Peas|
|Oxtails with Greens and Green Beans|
|Pig's Feet with Yams and Mac and Cheese|
Because of their upbringing Grandma and Linda brought a baggie of short grain brown rice with them. They both grew up eating rice with their oxtails and also with pig's feet. It used to be short grained white rice but in their old age they switched to brown rice. Donna not only let them but she even warmed the rice up for them. :-)
|Splitting up the mains and rice|
|Almost ready to start eating|
|Still getting ready as three of us are already eating|
|It takes these two a long time to prepare|
|Finally starting to eat|
Meanwhile Ken and Elsa have already been eating for some time.
Elsa and I had split up the Oxtails and Pigs Feet while Ken had the Smothered Pork Chops all to himself.
|Ken did not want a photo of the top of his head :-)|
My plate after eating.
|Really these are all of the bones from everyone :-)|
I don't know how but Ken had to have his dessert. The rest of us were stuffed.
|A small Banana Pudding|
I had another customer take this group photo.
Then I take a couple of photos of the girls.
One last photo.
Great food. A good time was had by all.