August 1§, 2022, by Maya Mcfadden- "When Cherisa Lloyd enjoys the “Margie Special” at her new Westville soul food restaurant, she’s reminded of the love, strength, strong family values, and passion for cooking of her late mother, and best friend. Lloyd, 46, is the owner of Ma’s House, newly opened at the former Lena’s Cafe spot at 873 Whalley Ave. The Southern breakfast and dinner restaurant has been a long time coming for Lloyd, a New Haven native and mom of five. The restaurant’s menu and atmosphere are inspired by Lloyd’s mother, Margie Streater Stroud, who passed away in 2017 at 75 years old. The restaurant has begun serving breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Dinner hours runs from 4 until 9 p.m. every day except Tuesdays. The menu is composed of several of her mom’s recipes along with favorite desserts like candy apples and Rice Krispies treats. Featured dishes include chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, and homemade corned beef hash. .."
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