Whoever you are, Pearl, thank you. You must be pretty special to have inspired this Creole-influenced soul-food restaurant in your name. We’ve learned the hard way to be patient with the long waits. But don’t worry: The fried chicken is so damn juicy and sealed in a crunchy, pepper-flecked exterior; the collard greens so tender and flavorful with pork bits; and the sweet-potato pie so fragrant with cinnamon and nutmeg (fluffy near the middle and caramelized where the filling meets the flaky crust) that we’d wait forever.
|Venue name:||Pearl’s Place|
3901 S Michigan Ave
|Cross street:||at Pershing Rd|
|Opening hours:||Breakfast, lunch, dinner|
|Transport:||El stop: Green to Indiana. Bus: 1, 29, 39.|
|Price:||Average main course: $10|