Yesterday, I met a group of writer friends at Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe on North Nebraska Avenue in Tampa.
Since it was Soul Food Sunday, we ordered from a menu featuring fried green tomatoes, fried sweet potatoes and fried pickle chips -- all three made for excellent pre-brunch nibbles, which we passed around the table. Those warm, crispy and lightly battered pickle chips were a home run on their own.
But there was also Kansas City style barbecue, veggie burgers and fried chicken with Belgian waffles and funky monkey waffles, a waffle topped with Nutella, banana and toasted peanuts.
Like chocolate? Like bacon?
Me too, on both counts. So I just had to try the chocolate covered bacon at $3. Personally, it wasn't a favorite, and I passed my plate to others at my table who appreciated it more.
There was a whole lot more than pig dipped in chocolate at this restaurant, though.
Don't forget to take a look at the cheeky mix of folk art. Ella's has a funky feel that includes an entire wall of memorabilia and doodads commemorating the King - Elvis, that is.
Long live the King and Ella's and the Sunday brunch bunch.
5119 N. Nebraska Ave.