Tuesday, October 13, 2009


The Foodie Girls got to meet the Queen of East Austin! Ms. Lola Stephens runs a small, Cajun, soul-food restaurant on the corner of Chicon and Rosewood. All sorts of trinkets and Mardi Gras beads sit and hang in every corner of the Nubian Queen. There are three large dining room tables that you share with other costumers allowing you to break bread with people you may not normally have the chance to. Lola in action is one of the finest one woman shows in town.

She greets new customers, she takes their orders and she prepares it herself in her small but efficient kitchen. There are daily specials and today's was Fried Chicken Wings with 2 sides. We signed up for one of those and a Fried Fish Dinner. Both dishes priced at $6.50 were served with more than generous portions!

Although we did have our hearts set on Lola'a delicious candied yams, Lola sometimes runs out of favorites early on. We were lucky enough however, to get a fresh batch of home made macaroni and cheese as one of our sides. The Fried Chicken Wings were everything a friend chicken wing should be, crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside seasoned heavily with Cajun spices. The Fried Catfish was massive and the batter was golden and perfectly encrusted the fish. Our sides were that fresh batch of mac and cheese, thick cut Cajun spiced french fries and smothered potatoes (hidden under white rice) who says you can't have 3 starches in one meal?

The Nubian Queen is not somewhere you want to pop into for a quick bite. Since Lola is running the show all by herself, orders can take upwards of an hour. But trust us, it's worth the wait! She is closed on Sunday's to feed the homeless.

Catch Lola's Radio talk show on 1060 AM every Wednesday from 3:30-4:00pm
Lunch/Dinners range from $4-$10
Breakfast served all day!


The Nubian Queen
1815 Rosewood Ave

Austin, TX 78765



“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” - George Bernard Shaw