RICHMOND, Va. -- Ms. Girlee's Kitchen is a now staple in Richmond's Fulton neighborhood, but it was not always that way.
It took nearly two years of saving and hosting regular fish fry events for Helen Holmes to raise the money she needed to open the soul food restaurant she named after her late grandmother, Girlee Francis Crump.
Grandma Girlee also provided the inspiration for recipes like meatloaf, fried chicken, and mac & cheese.
Holmes and her brother Frank Crump both plan the menu and execute that vision in the kitchen.
A kitchen they are trying to keep open as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the closure of restaurants around Richmond and the nation.
"Support your local restaurants. We need you," Holmes said. "If you don't want to dine in, order take-out, buy a gift certificate. Restaurants really need their customers right now.
Ms. Girlee's Kitchen is our restaurant of the week, so visit them or order online to show them some love.
Ms. Girlee's Kitchen
4809 Parker Street
Richmond, Va. 23231
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