Soul food lovers who enjoy not walking very far from campus to obtain your soul food, rejoice! Relatively recent neighborhood addition Rack&Soul has just reopened after a brief period of dormancy. The popular chicken and ribs purveyor has moved right next door to a smaller location on 109th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam.

Their new digs, with dark wood paneled floors and a curved saloon-style bar, are distinctly classier than their old Tom’s Restaurant-variety ones. The nice man behind the counter explained that the rent was too high at their original location, prompting the move. Bwog welcomed him to the Upper West Side, where every vacant storefront becomes a bank or Duane Reade eventually, and skipped off into the lovely fall afternoon.

Photo by Liz Naiden