Abby Eats St. Louis

Gourmet: Good for the soul

February 25, 2021

Lavinia McCoy is an Air Force veteran... turned corporate working woman... turned chef with her sights set on creating St. Louis' first fine dining Black-owned soul food restaurant... and she's making it happen. The owner of Gourmet Soul, the popular soul food spot downtown, shares her thoughts on the roots — and the future — of the cuisine, how her military background prepared her for the kitchen and why she credits Instagram for expanding our palates.

Plus, we have some food news your pups will love and we're celebrating Food Pedaler's birthday!

To see the special fish offerings this Lent at local restaurants, click here. And check out KSDK's interactive Fish Fry Map here.

Have a topic idea or just want to send us your thoughts or comments? Email us at

You can also follow along behind the scenes for more tasty photos and food news. Make sure to follow the Abby Eats St. Louis Instagram page.

Seize the plate!

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App