Wanda J learned the art of cooking and creating “food for the soul” as a child from her mother, Evelyn. That passion grew into Wanda J’s Soul Food Kitchen in 1974 and the more recent Evelyn’s Soul Food Kitchen in 2005. Today, Evelyn’s, a family-oriented restaurant, allows Wanda to share her and her mother’s love for rich, flavorful, lip-smacking good soul food. A forkful of anything on this menu is a hot commodity: A full plate at Evelyn’s turns into a full belly in no time.
Diners in the mood for something light but rich in taste and flavor can choose from the baked turkey, grilled chicken breast, beef patty melt or baked chicken. Those ready to take the plunge into fried food heaven can dig into the chicken fried chicken, fried pork chops, fried catfish, chicken fried steak and chopped sirloin. Burgers, BLTs and other sandwiches are available as well as vegetables with sass, which include candied yams, mashed potatoes, green beans, buttered corn, mac ‘n’ cheese and okra and tomatoes. And there’s no such thing as a soul food dish without a side of fries, onion rings, fried okra or a baked potato. 3014 N. 74th E. Ave., Tulsa. www.evelynsoulfood.com