It's been a week and a half since Davionna Holland opened Davi's Good Ol' Fashion Soul Food in Davenport, and she already has regulars.
The business owner held a soft opening to make sure she could work out any kinks before setting hours, and despite undergoing some trial and error, she said people were stopping by daily and wanting to know when she'd be ready to fully open.
"It's been a blessing," Holland said. "Now I know we'll need more staff because of everything so far."
Davi's Good Ol' Fashion Soul Food, 114 E. Myrtle St., held its grand opening May 24. The restaurant is open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.
Holland has provided the Quad-Cities with her food through catering for almost a decade and decided to open a brick-and-mortar space after receiving encouragement from customers who want her food as often as they can get it.
The carry-out restaurant offers smoked and smothered meats, hot sides like spaghetti greens and sweet potatoes, cold sides like potato salad and deviled eggs and more. Customers can pick one entree, two hot sides, one cold salad and a bread for $20 plus tax, and appetizers and loaded baked potatoes are also offered separately.
Holland said she'd offer oxtails on the weekends only, as they're expensive to purchase but popular with customers.