Hot & Soul's Owners Gambled on South Florida, and It's Paying Off
And Samoy is usually on the floor. With olive skin and hair pulled back and covered by a bandanna, she's constantly running food across the restaurant. Petite and all business, she looks almost overcome by a pair of large plates.
CandaceWest.com Dark Bark at Hot and Soul.
With Hot & Soul, South Floridians have another restaurant worth visiting enough to become regulars. As its name suggests, each dish is full of heart, and every bite tastes like a comforting home-cooked meal your adopted Filipino or Creole grandmother might serve on a Sunday night.
Samoy and Hampton are the kind of restaurateurs Broward County needs. Unlike many around town, who plot strategies and promotions from far-off corporate offices, these two are on the floor, just as comfortable running hot plates of food as they are paying the bills.
Let's hope that they're able to pay it forward and that one day when a new cook comes into town, he or she stumbles into Hot & Soul and realizes South Florida is a place with more to offer than beaches, no state income tax, and cheap, bank-owned real estate for grabs.
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