(This venue is closed.) The interior of this "soul food diner" was plain, functional, but still bright even on a dreary, drizzly day.
It must be even livelier after an evening at the Apollo, when (I imagine) every table is spoken for, the counter is elbow to elbow, and the jukebox is pumpin'. This afternoon, a monochrome set of chitterlings, black-eyed peas, yams, and muffins ($12.50) struck four individual notes; those curls of boiled pork intestine benefited greatly from a splash of hot sauce. Coconut-lemon cake ($2.50) ended the meal with a flourish.
The photo at bottom shows M&G on the afternoon after I received word, via the comment below, that the diner had closed.
383 West 125th St. (at Morningside Ave.), Manhattan