Soul survivor: She's back, dishing out down-home meals in her own restaurant

By Tyrone Beason
Seattle Times staff reporter,
Seattle Times, Monday, June 02, 2003

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Fans of Ms. Helen's Soul Food Restaurant, damaged beyond repair by the Nisqually earthquake, are again able to savor Helen Coleman's specialties - including plates of oxtails, corn and okra succotash, cabbage and yams, and cornbread - now that she has taken over Deano's Cafe and Lounge on East Madison Street in Seattle.

'You don't know what God has in store for you. I used to ask why. But it's none of my business. I'm just supposed to get up and keep on moving.'
- Helen Coleman