Coming from Alabama with 10 children and 12 grandchildren to her name, Amy Ruth had to be a cook for her family, and a damn good one at that. This Harlem staple carries on her legacy with every dish. At Amy Ruth’s, they name their soul food, soups, salads and desserts after honorable African-Americans. We like the Rev. Al Sharpton (Chicken and Waffles) best. They have daily specials like country chicken and herb roasted turkey with fruit & nut stuffing. They pretty much cover everything when it comes to sides, and they also serve Kool-Aid—no, it’s not fried.