Leah & Louise’s Southern-inspired cuisine includes items such as its River Chips, which are fried chicken skins served with granch sauce.

Leah & Louise’s Southern-influenced cuisine incorporates products these types of as its River Chips, which are fried hen skins served with granch sauce.


The awards and accolades just maintain coming for one particular of Charlotte’s most perfectly-regarded substantial end places to eat and its house owners — Leah & Louise has made the New York Times’ list of 50 most effective eating places in The united states for 2022.

What the NYT explained: “At Greg and Subrina Collier’s very little restaurant, the experience starts the minute fried chicken skins seasoned in the style of Zapp’s voodoo chips strike the table. The names of the dishes are practically as enjoyment as ingesting them: Wabbit Year, a traditional Nation Captain produced with rabbit, or Mud Island, a best piece of blackened catfish with catfish stew. The authentic sleeper, even though, is Leah’s Cabbage, named following Mr. Collier’s sister. He roasts complete conical cabbage, then bathes it in pork-neck bisque touched with pepper honey and chunks of smoked sausage. It will eternally modify how you consider of cabbage. The cafe, in a repurposed industrial enhancement termed Camp North Stop, is the initial of 5 new areas the Colliers and their restaurant team have prepared for the complicated, made to present alternatives to Black cooks and professionals.”

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The Leah’s Cabbage and Chess Pie from Leah & Louise. Peter Taylor

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A well timed be aware: The recognition arrives right as the Colliers’ BayHaven Meals & Wine Pageant is established to characteristic approximately 100 Black chefs from around the place in Charlotte from Oct. 19-23.

BayHaven Cafe Team is owned by Subrina Collier and three-time James Beard-nominated chef Greg Collier. Peter Taylor Peter Taylor

Other honors for Leah & Louise, the Colliers

By any measure, the Colliers have come to be nicely recognized amongst foodies for bringing their possess type to classic Southern dishes in Charlotte, with a emphasis on Mississippi River Valley foodways. Just a few of their other accomplishments that have brought them to the nationwide phase contain:

Leah & Louise

Spot: Camp North Finish, 300 Camp Rd, Charlotte, NC 28206

Neighborhood: Druid Hills South


Delicacies: Southern

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Heidi Finley is a writer and editor for CharlotteFive and the Charlotte Observer. Outside the house of function, you will most possible obtain her in the suburbs driving kids about, volunteering and indulging in foodie pursuits.