Darius Williams To Open Soul Crab, The Seafood Version of Greens and Gravy

'Culturally appropriate' items like Hennessy garlic butter and Red Kool-Aid Sangria will be on the menu.

Darius Williams, the chef and owner of Greens and Gravy restaurant, next month will open Soul Crab.

Set to replace Radial Cafe in College Park, at 3725 Main Street, Soul Crab will be “the seafood version of Greens and Gravy,” Williams in a telephone interview Wednesday told What Now Atlanta.

Radial Cafe closed its doors earlier this year leaving a fairly “turnkey” 3,500-square-foot space with little to no work will be done.

“Soul Crab has been in my head for a while and I have quite a few things floating around up there,” Williams said.

“We’re serving staple soul food items with seafood because you should be able to get your collard greens at the same place you get your crab.”

Soul Crab won’t be like the “traditional” crab joints around town, according to Williams.

For example, simple cajun, lemon, and garlic crab, “which I think is fantastic,” won’t be on the menu but rather an “elevated version.”

Soul Crab will serve “culturally appropriate” items like Hennesey garlic butter and jerk butter.

“Right now there are a lot of spaces out there that have juicy crab which I think is fantastic but there isn’t a place that celebrates the food I grew up enjoying.”

A full bar will offer a few signature cocktails like Red Kool-Aid Sangria and a Red Kool-Aid and Ciroc Slushi.

Williams has retained Walter Jordan of the Dogwood Restaurant Consulting Group to advise on Soul Crab.

“To open a restaurant and make it dope, there are a lot of things you have to do.”

Soul Crab will be open for seven days a week.

“There are no good seafood joints in that area so we look forward to filling that void and serving seafood that people will really enjoy.”

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Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Atlanta (WNA). He was featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA has been named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing, and Atlanta and Jezebel Magazines.

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  1. He opened it alright and got a 49 out of 100 in the health inspection but refuses to post it. You fail 70 and below you and he got 49 which is Unsatisfactory its a money miracle that he is still open.

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