Simply Soulful Heads to the Central District

The late summer months will see the Central District a few pies, biscuits and barbecue sandwiches richer, as Simply Soulful, a mom-and-pop soul food cafe currently nestled in Madison Valley, prepares to relocate to a retail space in the new Jackson Apartments off Jackson and 23rd.

The cafe blossomed from a mother and daughter’s farmer’s market stall in Kent. Owners Lillian Rambus and daughter, Barbara Collins, would arrive every weekend with 75 to a hundred sweet potato pies and sell out within a couple of hours, packing up their stall and heading home well before other vendors. Rambus learned to make these wildly popular pies from

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