Chicken and waffles: It's a pair that belongs in some kind of hall of fame that also includes PB&J, G&T and wine and cheese. Your new favorite spot for the winning combo is Soul Groove in the Tenderloin. Bringing a fresh bit of funk to the dining experience, Soul Groove's typical weekend brunch includes world-renowned DJs, down-home eats and high-vibe company. Herbivores, you're not left out: Sink your teeth into the vegan fried soul sandwich, collards, jalapeño slaw, and red beans and rice. French-press coffee, mimosas, lemonade, Mexican Coke and more refreshing beverages round out the offerings. Why queue up for hours someplace else when you can get right into this groove?


A chicken-and-waffles spot serving omnivores, vegetarians and vegans.
Brunch comes with a DJ spinning tunes.
655 Ellis St., Tenderloin, San Francisco, CA 94109
Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


By Mike Weiss

San Francisco-based marketer Mike Weiss has an undying love for sports, film photography and anything with gin. He's a firm believer that the West Coast is the best coast. Find him on Twitter @mikeini.