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April 2022

CityView Magazine - Fayetteville, NC

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50 April 2022 Soul food revival Henley's Vintage Kitchen serves Southern home cooking with a spirit of community BY JANET GIBSON | PHOTOGRAPHY BY CINDY BURNHAM Michael Henley and his wife, Marilyn, take pride in the made-to-order, lip-smacking, hand-clapping good food – from old-fashioned eggs and biscuits for breakfast to the well-seasoned oxtails, rack of ribs, fried chicken wings and more at lunch and dinner. I t's been a while since Murchison Road had a soul food restaurant," says Michael Henley, aer cooking up yet another big pot of collard greens for the lunchtime crowd. Now he's working the dining room, chatting up a table of his minister brothers who favor the fried catfish with grits, salmon croquettes, hamburger steak and chitterlings, or chitlins, if you will. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday – and Sunday brunch, too, for the aer-church crowds – Henley's Vintage Kitchen, near Fayetteville State University, has been feeding the masses since opening its doors in September 2021. GOOD EATS The Rev. Raymond Henley admires a collard sandwich from the table he shares with fellow pastors Driscull Hendley, Bishop Fredrick Hendley and Daril Hendley. Waitress Shanecia Taylor keeps the coffee flowing.

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