It Was All A Dream

“As a black, female business owner entering a culturally saturated space, standing apart is essential to success regardless of experience level. And although her success comes with the glitz and glamour of having long lines and serving various celebrities, we wouldn't be doing our readers justice without stating the obvious: it's not always unicorns and rainbows.”

XO NECOLE

Best Soul Food in Illinois

“Soul food has been a staple among Black families for decades. The delicious cuisine has now made its way around the country, and even the world…This North Chicago soul food & creole spot is owned by Bridgette Harris. You can find a variety of soul food classics on the menu including fried fish and Mac and cheese...”

TRAVEL NOIRE

Let’s Eat

“The shrimp were cooked just right and the sauce so good that I would have licked my plate clean, if not for the French bread provided for sopping up this delightful concoction… the food was absolutely phenomenal.”

CHICAGO DEFENDER, THE BLACK FOODIES

Back to Black

“Let me be clear — communities on the South and West sides are continually under-or misrepresented in the media, and in food and beverage coverage in particular, many black-owned spots are left out of the narrative… Soule…”

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

West Town Wonder

“This West Town wonder is everything you’d expect and more from a Neo-Soul Food Restaurant. From the ambiance to the food Soulé is very high on my must-try list. You have a very diverse menu from the Southern Decadence of Fried Green Tomatoes to the Creole Classics like Shrimp and Grits, and Blackened Catfish. Whether it’s a date night or a Girl’s Night, Soulé is sure to make your experience just right!”

SEASONED AND BLESSED

The Bulls Co-Sign

“Let the (Chicago) Bulls let you know that this is some serious soul food. Guys, we’ve done a lot of soul food spots on America Loves Food and Sports. This is definitely one of the best ones.”

AMERICA LOVES FOOD AND SPORTS

 

Chicago Avenue: The Best Dining Stretch

“Head to this BYOB spot for modern takes on Creole cuisine like jerk shrimp, buttermilk fried chicken, blackened catfish, dirty rice and more Southern favorites—including banana pudding and sweet tea.”

Crain's Business

One of Chicago’s Best Restaurants for Celebs

Soulé has been pushing the boundaries of what defines soul food since 2017 in West Town. Chef Bridgette Harris has brought a touch of creole with standout fried catfish, lamb chops, and more to Chicago Avenue. NBA players like Bulls’s legend Scottie Pippen and the recently dealt Bobby Portis stop by for a taste of home (both are from Arkansas). TV personality Star Jones stopped by earlier in June. Ruth Carter, the woman who won an Oscar for designing the costumes in Black Panther has also dined there. Rappers like Lil Baby, Lil Durk, and more have also stopped in.”

EATER Chicago

Making Dreams Come True

Moyo Adeolu sits down with Owner and Head Cook Bridgette Flagg to discuss how she went from selling dinner plates on Instagram into a successful and influential boutique restaurant in Chicago’s West Town.

Making it with Moyo

Food From The Soul

Head Cook and Owner, Bridgette Flagg cooks live with WGN’s Kristina Miller before Memorial Day Weekend, just in time for Soulé’s New Orleans BBQ Shrimp.

WGN MIDDAY NEWS, LUNCHBREAK: SOULÉ

Top Five Soul Food Spots

"The atmosphere felt more like a fancy family get-together with everyone laidback and friendly. Food was ridiculously mouthwatering."

HOODLINE, ABC7CHICAGO

The Feel Good Factor

“Soule has eat-your-feelings food in the best way possible. And you shouldn’t just save it for when you’re sad - it’s as good for celebrating a special occasion as it is for getting over your ex’s joke about your morning breath at Laugh Factory’s open mic night. The point is, no matter what kind of mood you’re in when you arrive here, you’re going to leave feeling even better."

THE INFATUATION

 
 

Celebrity + Tastemaker Guests

  • Scottie Pippen,  6x NBA Champion

  • Ruth E.  Carter,  Oscar Award Winning Costume Designer

  • Christian Combs,  Rapper;  Son of Sean " P. Diddy"  Combs

  • Lil Baby,  Rapper

  • Lil Durk,  Rapper

  • Jacob Latimore,  Actor;  Singer, " The Chi"

  • Serayah McNeill,  Actress;  Singer, " Empire"

  • Stephen Bardo,  Sports Analyst

  • Bumpy J,  Rapper

  • Bobby " BP"  Portis,  NBA Player

  • Antonio Blakeney,  NBA Player

  • Kyle Oquinn,  NBA Player

  • Lance Stephenson,  NBA Player

  • Tym Wallace,  Celebrity Hair Stylist

  • Cameron Payne,  NBA Player

  • Barton Fitzpatrick,  Actor, " The Chi"

  •  Lil Reese,  Rapper

  • Rawle Atkins, NBA Player

  • Trey White,  Media Personality,  WGCI/ iHeart Radio

  • Taquan Mizzell,  Sr.,  NFL Player

  • B. Sykes,  WNBA Player

  • DJ Billi, Roc Nation

  • Lil Rel Howry, Comedian; Actor, “Bird Box”, “Rel”, “Get Out”

  • Val Warner, Emmy-Award Winning TV Host, “Windy City Live”

  • Taylor Bennett, Rapper; Independent Artist and CEO

  • Ed Lover, Radio Host/VJ, 104.3 Jams, “The Ed Lover Morning Show”

  • Rawle Alkins, NBA Player

  • Linnae Harper, WBNA Player

  • Chella H., Rapper

  • Delia Catalina Ramirez, Illinois State Representative - 4th District

  • Demetrius Nash, Activist/Founder, Replace the Guns with Hammers

  • Joe Fresh, CEO, Joe Fresh Goods; Fat Tiger Workshop

  • Marty Grimes, Rapper

  • Naledge, Rapper, PhD Candidate, Kidz In The Hall

  • DJ Mano, Multi-Platinum Grammy Award Winning Producer, DJ, Designer

  • DJ Pharris, DJ and Producer, Power 92.3, “Midwest DJ of the Year”

  • Jannero Pargo, NBA, BIG3 Player

  • Larry Morrow, Serial Entrepreneur/Owner of Morrow’s (New Orleans) and Author of “All Bets on Me”

  • Star Jones, Attorney, Author, TV Personality, Advocate

  • Caprice Dupree, WNBA Player

  • Erica Wheeler, WNBA Player

  • Skyzoo, Rapper; Ghostwriter

  • Zaytoven, Music Producer; DJ; Keyboardist

  • Will Robinson Bynum, CEO; former NBA Player; BIG3 Player

  • Don Brumfield, Actor/TV Personality, Black Ink Crew - Chicago, VH1

  • Ashley Danielle, Actor/TV Personality, Black Ink Crew - Chicago, VH1

  • Sterling Brown, NBA Player

  • Shannon Brown, NBA Player

  • Lil’ Poppa, Rapper

  • G Herbo, Rapper

  • Taina Williams, Model/Digital Personality/Daughter of Rapper, Fabolous and TV Personality, Emily Bustamante

  • Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson, former NFL Player/Adidas Ambassador/Professional Soccer Player

  • Brodie Fresh, Artist