Even on a rainy afternoon walking downtown Florence, Alabama is dreamy escape. Resting alongside the Tennessee River, this southern city carries more than rich history of recording hit music, but is royal in curating delicious cuisines.
After reading a feature sharing Soul Wingery and Records in Shoals Soul Magazine I wanted to spread my wings and travel to the Shoals area to visit this delightful dive.
Chicken wings are the main thing, but served alongside are an overflow of tasty sauce options! Alabama White Sauce, Cajun Ranch, and Nashville Hot are three of the ten available. Have your chicken as a sandwich, salad, or with side of buttery waffles.
Confession, my first experience eating Chicken and Waffles was at this eatery. After living five plus years in the Deep South I have zero excuses for not trying this classic combo sooner, but it was worth the wait. I have never before tasted a more crispy divine dish. Eating with Soul Wingery and Records is a memory I am forever reliving!
Centered on Poplar Street, Soul Wingery and Records offers an intimate, inspiring setting for dining in or ordering to-go. Photos of iconic artists and albums line the walls while a sound of smooth vinyl music fill the the air. Crates full records for purchase are on hand for guests to browse while waiting to be served. Even for a few moment in this space it’s easy to be entertained, especially with savory scents spilling from kitchen!
Owner of shop and Florence native, Thaddeus Saajid-Rowell is not only a master wing maker but a musician too. Listen to his music on Spotify, here.
105 S Poplar St, Florence, AL 35630
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday, 11-4pm | Thursday to Saturday, 11-7pm