Every summer Carl S. Redding’s mother would send him south to stay with his grandmother in Alabama. He often found himself helping in the kitchen by shucking corn, peeling field peas, or rolling out biscuit dough with a broomstick.
It was there that his knowledge of and deep love for the southern culinary experience began and was nourished. In grandma, Amy Ruth’s kitchen, Carl learned how to can and freeze fruits and vegetables, to make jellies, jams, and preserves, and to prepare wholesome, delicious meals with great skill, care and love.
Amy Ruth has gone on to be with the Lord, but her legacy lives on. On Mother’s Day 1999, Carl S. Redding opened a restaurant in Harlem, New York, where guests were served the same superior, authentic cuisine he had learned to prepare at his grandmother’s side. Naturally, Carl named the restaurant Amy Ruth’s.
Every guest that comes to Amy Ruth’s Restaurant is treated to excellent home-style Southern cuisine, prepared and served with genuine love and care.