Thanks to Woodie for sending this over:
Today, Sat. Oct. 3, I noticed the Soul Food Restaurant door at 2006 RI Ave., NE opened. I walked in and there were 4 people talking about where to put the wash basin and other apparatus for the restaurant. I spoke with the proprietor. His name is Ted Newkirk. He says he lives on Irving Street in Brookland. He’s thinking of renaming the Soul Food Restaurant “The Woodridge Cafe.” Ted seemed very open and polite about talking with people about what to offer in the restaurant. The eating and preparation space is very small, so it might just be a take-out place with a few tables. He says the restaurant should be complete in a couple of months. I would suggest that anyone who reads this blog stop by and talk with Ted about the restaurant.