Bringing Back Business: SoCal soul food eatery reopens for limited dine-in service

A Southern California soul food favorite is back open for limited dine-in service. 

The fierce woman known as "Nana Shoemaker” fulfilled a lifelong dream when she opened Georgia’s Restaurant six years ago at 74-years-old.

She said she started cooking as a little girl and also grew up watching her grandmother cook.

"It's been a wonderful ride, I gotta tell you," she told FOX 11's Bob DeCastro. 

The restaurant pivoted to curbside takeout and delivery in late-March when the state mandates restricted dine-in service for restaurants during the pandemic.

The restaurant was forced to keep their Anaheim location closed when recent protests brought fears of looting and vandalism.

Now, they have reopened again and have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the community at large. 

Loyal customers have longed for Nana’s comfort food, which includes award-winning chicken and waffles, smothered pork chops, fried catfish, jambalaya and cornbread just to name a few.  

 Georgia’s has two locations in Long Beach and Anaheim.

Click here to visit the soul food restaurant's website