Is it soul food or comfort food? This might seem like the age-old question for those who grew up eating dishes that straddle the line between the two styles.

One thing can be agreed upon, southern cuisine is known to make people stay a little longer and eat a little more.

Join Chartwells and University Housing from 4:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23 at Brough Dining Hall for a soul food-inspired menu designed to tickle your taste-buds and comfort your soul.

The Menu

  • Pork ribs
  • Baked beans
  • Cornbread
  • Green beans
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Mac and cheese
  • Peach cobbler
  • Coca-Cola cake

Earlier this month Chartwells created a specialty menu for an event, Sweet Chariot, which was hosted by University Housing.

Served in bite-sized portions, the Sweet Chariot guests filled their plates, and refilled their plates, with foods designed to comfort the soul.

It was a reminder of what a powerful social experience food can create.

For those who grew up eating this style of food, it was a nod to their upbringing. What’s interesting is just how many ways similar food dishes are served and even cooked.

Enjoy this delicious themed meal Thursday.