Ed Loves Bacon - Soul Vegetarian II wins 'Madea's Restaurant Wars' contest

Atlanta's soul food alternative takes the local top prize in Tyler Perry's nationwide contest.


It was a slam dunk for the alternative soul food restaurant Soul Vegetarian winning the Atlanta leg of Madea's Restaurant Wars contest. The promtional competition held around the country invited Madea fans to vote for their favorite restaurants - their home away from home, where they with friends family. Four Atlanta restaurants participated in the contest including Busy Bee Cafe, Gladys Knight & Ron Winan's Chicken and Waffles, Kenley's Restaurant and Catering and Soul Vegetarian II. In the end, Soul Vegetarian II amassed a whopping 38 percent of the votes with Gladys Chicken and Waffles a close second at 31 percent.

The contest was part of a promotion for Tyler Perry's latest film, "Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family" which opened in theaters Friday, April 22. The competition was held in 23 different cities, including other CL cities including Tampa, Charlotte, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

List of Winner's Nationwide
Atlanta ?- Soul Vegetarian II
Baltimore ?- Roost Lake Trout
Birmingham -?Eagles Restaurant
Charlotte ?- Chicken Box Café
Chicago ?- Maxine's Jamaican Cuisine
Cleveland ?- Beckham's B&M BBQ
Dallas - Ernie's Barbeque & Soul Food
Detroit -?Rono's Caribbean Family Dining
Houston ?- This Is It Soul Food
Los Angeles ?- Uncle Darrow's
Memphis ?- Four Way Restaurant
Miami -?Arline's Seafood
New Orleans ?- The Praline Connection
New York ?- Burgandy's Café
Orlando ?- Seawind II Restaurant
Philadelphia ?- Philly Platinum Grill
Raleigh ?- Larry's Southern Kitchen
Richmond ?- Croakers Spot
St. Louis ?- Sweetie Pie's
Tampa ?- Urban Culinary Cuisine
Washington DC - Oohhs n Aahhs Soul Food

Soul Vegetarian II is located on 652 N Highland Ave NE in Atlanta.

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