It’s a cold winter’s day. You need something to alleviate the chill in your bones, and you’ve had a hankering for comfort food (but for those pesky New Year’s resolutions). Where can you find relief? We know just the spot.
Step into Shi Lee’s Barbecue & Soul Food Cafe on Southwest Third Avenue close to downtown Amarillo. The modest exterior doesn’t reveal much, but you’ll find a treasure trove of comfort and soul food made from scratch daily.
The family-run diner satisfies locals with true soul food on weekends, along with a variety of weekly specials of the day, such as the chicken-fried chicken dinner, a colossal breaded and fried breast accompanied by candied yams, fried cabbage and cornbread. Get a takeout box for leftovers so you can sample one of Shi Lee’s homemade desserts.
Open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (winter hours); Sunday 12-7 p.m.
Born and raised in Amarillo, Michele has been with AGN Media for eight years. After spending years in freelance sales and as a makeup artist, she enjoys channeling her creative energy into Amarillo Magazine and a variety of other projects published by AGN Media.