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Where to dig into the vibrant history of red foods for the Juneteenth holiday

Two Hommés 

Inglewood Soul Food Pan African $$ 

A plate of biscuits next to a plate of fried chicken tenders

(Danielle Dorsey / Los Angeles Times )

Chef Mando and chef AB took over the restaurant formerly occupied by Comfort L.A. at the end of last year, transforming it into Two Hommés (pronounced “home-ays”) with pan-African and soul food dishes. I’ve so far only visited for brunch, though I always find my eyes drifting to the passion fruit ceviche listed on the dinner menu. Every brunch item is a hit, and if you’re intent on red foods, you’ll find a few different options. The berbere-spiced chicken tenders are sticky, spicy and sweet, fried with a nice crunch. You can order them with fluffy, fresh-pressed waffles or pickles and house ranch that’s light and lemon-tinged. Order the sea salt-speckled biscuits served with butter dusted with honey crystals and compose the perfect bite by opening up your biscuit and layering a tender and a pickle in the middle. Ask about the lemonade of the day — it was an addictive mango-strawberry blend last time I went. 

901 N. La Brea Ave., Inglewood, California 90302