Superior Soul Food - 2001
Manna's Soul Food & Salad Bar
While it outwardly resembles the mediocre and occasionally infectious hot-and-cold spreads of midtown delis, the buffet at MANNA'S SOUL FOOD & SALAD BAR is worlds away. Its operatives keep all selections at peak freshness, and even the most mundane items have a special flavor twist: fresh green beans, for example, are cooked with onions and a shake of chile flakes. Especially good are the brown-sauced oxtails, while the chitterlinswith a maximum of good porky taste and a minimum of skankare the tastiest in the neighborhood.