Alcenia's might be known just as much for the hug and kiss that owner B.J. Chester-Tamayo gives each customer as it is for its wonderful home cooking.

Normally, this hug-and-kiss thing would be torture for me as I am quite uptight, but here it's not a big deal.

What is a big deal are these fried-green tomatoes ($5.50), make that chicken-fried green tomatoes.


Deemed some of the best catfish ($7.95) in town ...


The reason for ordering the fried pork chop with mac and cheese side ($8.00) was because it's healthy. The person behind this order may have a loose definition of healthy.


All dishes come with rolls or cornbread.



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