County Road 11: Southern or Soul restaurant

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CARTHAGE, Miss. (WTOK) -- If country cooking is your thing, then we've got the place for you. For right at three years now, the Southern or Soul restaurant in Carthage has been dishing out some of the best food in east Mississippi.

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"Turnip greens, rutabagas, fried green tomatoes, which we have every day," said Annette Federick, the restaurant owner.

Three years ago, Annette Federick had a chance to get into the restaurant business. Her husband's uncle had two restaurants and offered the Federicks to take over one of them.

"I didn't have time to think about it. I just dove in and said well if we're gonna do it, let's do it so I took over on October 1st as Southern or Soul owner--three years ago," said Federick.

And with that, Southern and Soul Restaurant became a reality. The establishment has been opened for nearly three years now in Carthage and has fast become a very popular eatery in the area with a lot of loyal customers.

"It's just the food is so good. It's good Southern home food cooking and it's really good. My family and I, we enjoy it," said Julia Powers, a loyal customer.

Shortly after opening the restaurant, Annette and her sister did some redecorating--which has been met with approval.

"All of the quotes--I've always been a quote lover. I always bought signs and didn't have any decorations when we started," said Federick. "As a matter of fact it looked like a man cave when we took over with deer heads and turkeys."

"I'm really glad they're here. It's a good restaurant. I would recommend it--100 percent plus," said Powers.

"And that's what we want here. We don't want someone to feel rushed to run in and run out. We've got enough seating for people. We like that good ole Southern home town hospitality," said Federick.

So if you're in the mood for some down home, gold ole fashion cooking--check out Southern or Soul in Carthage.

Southern or Soul is open six days a week for lunch between 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. They're closed on Monday.

You can call them at 601-298-9978, or visit their facebook page at Southern or Soul