By The Black Foodies
We received an email about a small restaurant in the Woodlawn Community named 2 Potz And A Pan Eatery. 2 Potz And A Pan located at 6054 S. Eberhart in Chicago may be small in actual real estate space but huge on great flavor. Owner Miss Destiny’s menu ranges from tasty healthy options to delicious classic dishes that really resonated with us. When we arrived we were warmly greeted and seated. Here is our report on 2 Potz And A Pan Eatery.
We started things off with an order of the Jamaican classic Jerk Chicken, their 6 cheese Mac and Cheese, along with a side of cabbage. The jerk chicken had an authenticity that was appreciated. It was a well above average take on Jerk Chicken. The chicken was smoky, moist, with a bold taste of all-spice. The chicken was not very spicy the way I like it but Miss Coretta appreciated the mildness of 2 Potz And A Pan’s preparation. However they do provide a spicy dipping sauce for those that want to crank up the heat. The dipping sauce was very tasty with a heat factor that was warm and satisfying. The 6 cheese Mac and Cheese was simply delightful. 2 Potz And A Pan’s rendition is of the creamy variety. A Mornay sauce is created and the already cooked pasta is added to the mix. The Mac and Cheese was full of cheesy goodness and the pasta was prepared expertly. Our serving was topped with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro which added that extra oomph of flavor. Yummy! Miss Destiny would not divulge what six cheeses she uses but all six combined provided one cohesive delicious cheesy punch. The cabbage was silky and seasoned very well. Overall this was one great plate of food.
Up next was a salmon fillet paired with green beans and yellow rice. Miss Coretta paid 2 Potz And A Pan the highest compliment with their salmon preparation. She found the salmon flaky and moist without the salmon being ‘fishy’ indicative of the freshness of the fillet. The slight char on the exterior of the salmon provided an extra depth of flavor as well as contrast in texture. It wasn’t over seasoned which let the taste of the salmon shine. Job well done 2 Potz! The green beans were prepared with red and green peppers and were really nice while the yellow rice added a starch component that completed the dish. I think there were maybe two grains of rice left on Miss Coretta’s plate when she finished eating. Miss Destiny took away her empty plate smiling know this dish was thoroughly enjoyed. Healthy eating rarely tastes this good!
Not everyone can pull off a quality lasagna, however 2 Potz And A Pan Eatery accomplishes this feat. The lasagna was made with ground turkey and spinach with all of the other usual suspects. The mozzarella cheese on top was plentiful and caramelized to a delicious looking brown. The ricotta cheese was smooth, creamy and delicious. The ground turkey was full of flavor while the spinach just added a fresh component to this lasagna. The pasta held a firmness that allowed all of the ingredients to stay together allowing all of the ingredients to be enjoyed in one scrumptious bite. This was a well balanced and delicious lasagna we feel anyone will enjoy!
We truly enjoyed our dining experience at 2 Potz And A Pan Eatery. Miss Destiny and her staff were super friendly and made us feel right at home. So for some good down home cooking at reasonable prices there is no reason not to stop by and enjoy some good home cooking. Everything was fresh and delicious! Also inquire about their house made salad dressing that is bottled and ready for sale. It comes in two flavors cilantro lime and citrus. And don’t forget to tell them The Black Foodies sent you. One Love…
We rank restaurants based on number of kisses (one thru five). One…two…three…four, with five being the best. 2 Potz And A Pan receives 4 1/2 kisses. Check out the video of our review. https://youtu.be/RbOlX5ArFgs
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