In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

$40 Foodie Fix – Comfort Food Kicked Up a Notch

Comfort food, it can make any day a little brighter. It uplifts the spirit, soothes the soul and comes from many different cultures. It can be savory, slow simmered or a little spicy, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. Take a trip around town with us as we search for some of our favorite comfort food fixes that have all been kicked up a notch… or two.

Breakfast: The Heavenly Donut

Donut’s, boudin and kolaches are a heavenly way to start the day and this local shop is doing them right. On a mission to offer the best and freshest handmade products and with a passion for customer service the family behind Thee Heavenly Donut is bringing more than just donuts to breakfast. For a filling and quick bite on a foodie fix budget, check out their incredible boudin kolaches!

Lunch: Chow Yum Phat

For billions of people around the world, “street food” is a way of life, a means of making a living, a source of income and socialization. For Chow Yum Phat it’s a way to experience culture and heritage through good and recipes passed down through generations. This isn’t the same ramen you ate in college. Fresh ingredients, house-made broth combine to make a ramen that’s worth sweating through even in the heat of summer. 

Dinner: Kalurah Street Grill

Nestled away under the Perkins Road overpass a one-of-a-kind dining experience is making itself a part of the neighborhood modern take on regional and international flavors prepared with an innovative twist. This 1930s landmark is as unique as the food it serves. Spicy and fried chicken two of your favorite things? Then you need to check out the Spicy Fried Chicken entree a simple dish with complex flavors and an anything but simple preparation.