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by Heather Berry | hberry@ruralmissouri.coop

apple fried chicken, lavender baked chicken, oven BBQ chicken, spicy orange
baked chicken thighs and roasted Cornish hens with shrimp or fried chicken
hen you walk through the door of Honey Chile' Please in Waynes- ribs - the selections and flavor combinations seem to be endless.
Seafood fans won't be disappointed either, as the seafood gumbo here is litville, you're immediately part of the family as far as owner Kimsha
erally packed with fresh seafood Kimsha has flown in weekly. Whole crawfish,
Rosensteel is concerned.
Old screen doors, barn tin, Route 66 signs and a floor covered giant shrimp and even baby calamari can be found in her gumbo, which she
says, "has a little back heat." Other items might include alligator stew with
and sealed with local newspapers are all part of Honey Chile's cozy charm.
crawfish and shrimp on rice, Cajun
"I want everyone sitting here to
stuffed catfish, whole catfish with
talk and visit even if they don't know
BBQ grits, crawfish rice pilaf and
someone. That's just how Southern
jambalaya-stuffed catfish.
people do it," Kimsha says, flashing
Three standard menu items are
her bright smile.
fried chicken wings, pork chops and
The Southern-born cook, known
catfish filets - and you can order
by everyone locally as "Miss Honey,"
one or two of the chops or filets,
was raised in a military family and
depending on how hungry you are.
moved around wherever her father
Each option comes with a choice of
was stationed for the Army. One of
sides and a drink. (We suggest trying
those stops was Fort Leonard Wood,
the strawberry-jalapeno lemonade.)
where her father did his basic trainSides may include homemade macing and retired 22 years later. She
aroni and cheese, fried corn, purple
moved back to the area about 15
hull peas, red beans and rice, sweet
years ago to be closer to her fampotatoes, fried okra, greens, french
ily. Kimsha found herself working at
fries, coleslaw, bourbon carrots, okra
the military base dining facility as a
and tomatoes, sweet corn and more,
cook, where she met her husband of
depending upon the season.
10 years, Shawn. He currently serves
The kids' menu offers a corn dog
as a combat engineer instructor for
with fries, hand-cut chicken nugthe Army.
gets with fries or a burger with fries.
While Kimsha loved cooking for
"This is where I come from," says
the servicemen and servicewomen,
Kimsha, talking about the menu
she decided it was time to branch out
options. "It's what I ate when I grew
on her own.
up, family favorites."
"So I opened Honey Chile' Please,"
While Kimsha says people were a
she says. The restaurant has been
bit skeptical of the menu at first, she
open since May 2016.
kept giving out little samples to try.
The name of the restaurant may
She soon was selling out of things,
seem odd to northerners, but to
such as her popular oxtail with rice,
those born and bred in the South,
made spicy or regular, which sells
"honey chile' please" is a term of enout every time it's on the menu.
dearment, according to Kimsha.
You don't come here to order diet
"It was something my grandma
food. The food is hearty, flavorful
would always say, 'Well, honey chile,
and worth the wait - there are only
please don't worry about that' or
35 seats. Desserts are bountiful and
'Honey chile, please go get that,' "
if you ask Kimsha if they're homesays Kimsha. "I wanted the name to
made, she'll vigorously nod her head
be a reflection of me, and that anyin the affirmative.
thing we put on the plate is gonna be
"I wouldn't want to take anyone's
good, honey chile."
money selling them a box cake,"
If the menu is any reflection of
Kimsha proclaims. "Southern womKimsha, then you know you're in for
en always got to go from scratch."
an explosion of flavors and options
Decadent made-from-scratch desyou may rarely see on other menus.
serts may include grapefruit, orange
"I post the menu daily on Faceor pineapple coconut pound cakes,
book, so it's best to follow us," she
Kimsha's Snickers cake, blackberry
says. "If I don't get it posted quick
enough, the phone rings off the wall." Meet the Honey Chile' Please team: Kaliese, Kimsha, Kaden and Shawn Rosensteel. The Waynesville jam cake, peanut butter sweet potato pie, bacon caramel butter pecan
Unlike many menus, there are no cafe has cooked up "Southern food for the soul" since May 2016.
cake and specialty cheesecakes.
appetizer, soup or salad sections. You
While she could be busy seven days a week, Kimsha's chosen to be open only
come here for the numerous daily specials, the "every day" items and dessert.
It's simple. But to say the menu is the same daily would be a misnomer. Past Friday through Sunday to keep things manageable. Shawn, along with daughFacebook posts offer menu selections such as pork chops and waffles, smoth- ters, Kiera and Kaliese, and son, Kaden, work with her to make Honey Chile'
ered rabbit, salmon with lobster cream sauce and fried turkey necks and giz- Please a success.
As Kimsha heads into the kitchen, the screen door slams behind her and a
zards.
If you love chicken, this is the place to come. You may have options such as sign swings back and forth, stating "Miss Honey's Kitchen - where the magic
her popular blackberry fried chicken, apple-jalapeno fried wings, strawberry- happens. Food for the soul."
Yes indeed.
jalapeno fried chicken, bananas foster chicken, citrus-vodka chicken, caramel-

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Honey Chile' Please
Specialties: Fried chicken nearly any way you can dream of, including blackberry fried chicken, strawberry-jalapeno
fried chicken and caramel-apple fried chicken. Seafood gumbo, Cajun stuffed catfish, oxtails and pork chops with waffles.
Made from scratch cakes, pies and cheesecakes.
Price: Daily specials and entrees from $6.99 to $29.99. Kids' menu options are $5.25. Desserts from $3 to $6.

Waynesville

Details: Open Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday noon to 7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Closed Monday through Thursday. Menu
changes daily. Catering available locally. Cash and major credit cards accepted. Free Wi-Fi.
Directions: 1100 Old Historic Route 66, Waynesville.

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