brooklyn by James A Tolley July 19, 2018
Peaches has been a part of the Bed-Stuy neighborhood for about 10 years now, and has always given us flavor, love, and most importantly that family cookout feel.
Although Bed-Stuy has had an exorbitant demographic shift in these last 10 years, Peaches has stayed true to the community they serve. Not a chair, table, menu item, or song on the playlist has changed. The vibe is still as black and as proud as ever.
The place is covered with artwork displaying the roots of the owners, and the food that they serve. The music is a mixture of hits from artists like Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, The Gap Band, Frankie Beverly and Maze, and many more. It feels less like a restaurant and more like a family reunion with aunts, uncles, and cousins you haven’t seen in a while.
The food is as amazing as the atmosphere. We started off with the chips and artichoke dip, which is so fire. The chips are seasoned, the dip is served fresh and hot and it’s the perfect way to start a meal.
When the real meal hit the table, the story changed. We went from “laughing and chillen with your favorite cousins” happy, to “doing the electric slide with your plate in your hand” excited.
We were like little kids again, faced with ribs, wings, mac n cheese, grits, and a po’ boy. It was like we were transported to comfort food heaven. My soul was at peace, and it was finally time to feast.
The ribs were cooked to perfection, the meat falls off the bone, the sauce is sweet and tangy, and most importantly, the seasoning combo is out of this world. Each bite will caress your taste buds.
The wings are not just special, they’re orgasmic and deserve an article of their own. The sauce they coat them in is sweet heat. Each bite is juicy but packs incredible flavor.
Normally mac n cheese at a restaurant is a no go, being that my mom makes the best mac n cheese I’ve ever had, but this mac n cheese right here, bruh! An absolute banger, Peaches knows what they’re doing.
This Po’ boy is a show stopper. Each jumbo shrimp is seasoned and fried to perfection, placed on a toasted french baguette with lettuce, tomato, and a sauce that is astounding. Every bite I took I could feel happiness slowly taking the wheel.
The only cons about the overall Peaches experience are that the wait time is too long for a table and seconds aren’t free. This place is def top 10 in my heart, and is worth the visit and the wait, maybe even worth calling for a reservation. Do not pass up an opportunity to enjoy everything that Peaches has to offer.
Respect yourself, respect the kulture, one love.