THE BRONX - Sam's Restaurant on the Grand Concourse is serving up soul food for the Bronx.

The menu includes smothered pork chops, mac and cheese and various styles of chicken.

Sam says his food is a unique fusion of West African and Caribbean cuisine.

Longtime customers say that walking inside the restaurant puts them in a different state of mind.

There's also a mural at the restaurant painted by an artist who Sam once allowed to sit inside on a cold day.