best soul food startup (2008)

COPELAND'S TAKE-OUT AND CATERING

Regrettably, soul food places have been disappearing as fast food franchises seek to overwhelm traditional strongholds like Harlem and Bed-Stuy. Venerable jazz brunch spot Copeland's has spun off COPELAND'S TAKE-OUT AND CATERING, slinging chicken and dumplings, fried chicken, smothered chicken, and other staples in a pleasant barnlike setting.