Though I'd never seen this shack in operation, the awning seemed so bright and clean that surely, I thought, scoring a serving of fish 'n' grits was merely a matter of timing.
But after digging out photos taken 20 months earlier (below), I see that things are much the same, except for the nearby billboard (Magic Johnson out, Foot Locker in, basketball the common denominator). The awning simply looks young for its age, while the exhaust fan, unsurprisingly, always looked old.
Outdoor Seafood Soul Food Menu
2750 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (at West 146th St.)