Black Food Fridays with KJ Kearney – Martha Lou’s Kitchen Tribute

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – Martha Lou Gadsden, whose modest soul food restaurant became a staple in the Charleston food scene for four decades, has died, her family confirmed.

Gadsden died Thursday morning at the age of 91, according to her oldest daughter, Joyce Taylor.

Her Morrison Drive restaurant, Martha Lou’s Kitchen,Β served her Lowcountry cooking for 37 years before closing in September. The restaurant was forced to shut down when the land on which it stood sold to a developer.

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