Brown’s BBQ and Soul Food – November 16, 2020 – Lunch – Palm Springs, CA.

Brown’s BBQ and Soul Food Started 10 years ago. The story goes how Charles Brown got his start as a chef, in 7th grade he skipped school, he was fourteen years old. His mom had put food out to cook for dinner. Charles did not want his Mom finding out he skipped school. He says she would have given me a good whooping. So to stop her from being mad at him he figured he would cook the dinner before she got home, all from his photographic memory and watching her cook. Charles cooked greens, chicken, cornbread, and black-eyed peas. To her amazement when she got home dinner was on the table. Everything came out perfect and he got away with it. He has family on both sides that were in the restaurant business in some form or another, so it is in his blood. From cafes to markets he learned at a very young age he learned what the hospitality business was all about. Charles has 4 boys and he is doing the same thing, getting them versed in all facets of the restaurant business. His two sons Brandon and Charles were both cooking in the kitchen while I was there. He says both his aunt who lived in Compton and his mother really inspired his culinary magic. Brown’s BBQ and Soul Food is the only soul food restaurant in Palm Springs. Typical customers are locals, some folks flying into Palm Springs from Los Angeles, San Diego, Arizona, make a pit stop on their way from the airport to pick up their provisions from Brown’s BBQ and Soul food. Well, I am here to say that it is very understandable because the food is just out of this world. He says that his customers love his personality and his killer smile and he loves talking to people. He says before they leave they are laughing.

This is real deal Brown’s BBQ and Soul food at its best. Located in a spot that’s convenient and en route to Palm Springs, to grab your ribs, chicken, and all perfect soul food to take back for your dining pleasure.

Here’s what I had:

Buffalo chicken wings with French fries, the spicy goodness is really a showstopper, just fantastic.

Baby Back Ribs, huge ribs, with tons of meat, and just perfect menu item.

Fried Chicken, this chicken is so tender and moist with the outside super crispy, just amazing, by far the best fried chicken I have ever had.

Mac n Cheese, super rich and creamy, but at the same time, you get all of the cheesy goodness, a must-have.

Black-Eyed peas. This is a Southern staple usually eaten on New Years Eve Day for good luck, but hey we all need good luck all year round, so I would take this menu item for a ride.

Collard Greens, very nutritious and great, made in the traditional way, just spectacular.

Yams, with a touch of cinnamon, but super simple, a real treat.

There is not a lot more I can say; just let your taste buds do the talking! Brown’s BBQ and Soul Food is just the best soul food ever, run don’t walk to this incredible restaurant.

Brown’s BBQ and Soul Food
410 W San Rafael Dr,
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 832-6985


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