ON THE MENU – Edith’s Place offers soul food in a historic district – Port Arthur News
Few small businesses have endured the adversity of Edith’s Place in its first four years of operation. The soul food restaurant at 743 Procter Street opened just months before Hurricane Harvey flooded Southeast Texas.
Much like his hometown, the restaurant’s resilience separates it from the rest.
Once the main drag of Port Arthur, Procter Street is a bit more lonely these days, but city leaders and business owners still have high hopes of restoring this once bustling neighborhood.
Entering Edith’s Place reveals a mural from the heyday of the street.
Then the welcoming smell of freshly prepared food fills the air.
Whether for breakfast or lunch, the restaurant offers a variety of options.
“We have oatmeal, eggs and your choice of meat,” said manager Allison Blanco. “We also have Big Tex, which is a three-layered bun; super-duper pancakes; groats; loaded hash browns and loaded oatmeal.
For lunch, you can find a number of soul food classics.
“We have oxtails, oxtails, pork chops, meatloaf,” Blanco said. “We have everything you want. We have our Poor Man’s Special, which is red beans, sausage on rice. It is served with sweet corn bread or smothered potatoes with sausage over rice and it is also served with sweet corn bread. It’s for $ 5.
After the delicious meal, one can accompany the food with an assortment of homemade teas.
“We have fresh peaches,” Blanco said. “We also have raspberry tea, mango tea, sweet tea, and unsweetened tea.”
Blanco said oxtail day, which is served on Wednesdays, is the busiest due to high demand for the dish.
“Beef tips and pork bones are busy days, too,” she said. “You can’t miss Oxtail Day. When it’s Lent, Fridays are our seafood days. We have fried fish, fried shrimp and grilled shrimp. We do it all.
Blanco, who has worked at Edith’s Place since December, said the community is supporting him.
“Being able to interact with customers, even with our masks on, has been a blessing,” she said. “Since I started working here, we have our days. We have busy days and stable days, but we are fortunate to be open and have a small business because a lot of small businesses have had to close. “
Blanco wants to see commercial activity on Procter Street resume.
“We want to have more attractions, more customers and more involvement in this street,” she said. “
Edith’s Place is open Monday to Friday 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Call 409-460-5256 for more information.