A new soul food restaurant is coming to the University area.
Sol’ Delish CLT is scheduled to open in mid-July, serving lunch, brunch and dinner.
Diners can expect menu items such as salmon and grits, a collard green dip, baked turkey wings, chicken and waffles and other American soul fare. Its signature dish, co-owner Latell Brice told QCity Metro, will be lump crab cakes.
Sol’ Delish will also serve classic cocktails and mimosas and will have a signature “Sol’ Punch,” which will feature various liquors mixed with champagne.
Brice, a Pittsburgh native and chef, will co-own the restaurant with his wife, Marilyn Brice, and friend, Mac Stephenson.
“I’ve worked in a lot of restaurants, prepping, cooking [and] bussing tables,” Latell Brice said. “I’ve worked in the restaurant field from 14 years old up until my twenties, but my main passion has always been cooking.”
The owners began building the space last summer, although Brice says he first got the idea back in 2016.
Front manager Desirre Heggins said Sol’ Delish will be different because of the “love that will be put into the food.”
“It’s not a corporate type of thing,” she said. “It’s more homey, and it’s gonna feel like home to people. It’s gonna make people want to come back.”
Latell Brice owns two other businesses, but Sol’ Delish will be his first restaurant and will become his top priority, he said.
The restaurant will occupy a space once filled by Wake Up & Eat, which moved to Harrisburg, N.C., last year.
Brice said they plan to open a second location in Charlotte and hopes to expand into other states beginning with Atlanta.
No official opening date has been set.
If you go:
Where: 9211 N. Tryon St., Suite #1
- Mon. – Closed
- Tuesday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
- Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m.
- Sunday: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
For more information, visit Sol’ Delish CLT on Instagram