C and C Food For Your Soul opens in Belleville

Chef-owner Christi Robertson has brought her take on comfort food to Belleville. C and C Food For Your Soul opened Friday, Sept. 13 at 1926 W. Main St.

Robertson, who is originally from East St. Louis, has worked in the catering industry for years, and this is her first foray into restaurant ownership. She said wanted to bring comfort food to an area that didn’t have a lot of similar options. When the turnkey space that formerly housed Nanny Lou’s Kitchen became available, she said she jumped at the opportunity.

“It was just time. I’ve catered for years, and it was a dream of mine and it finally came true,” she said. “I knew when I walked in the door this was where I was supposed to be.”

C and C offers home-style staples like fried chicken and smothered pork chops, but much of the menu changes daily. “It depends on what I feel like cooking, or what’s looking good, feeling good, smelling good and what’s tasting good,” she said. Robertson posts the daily specials, which have included shrimp pasta, pot roast, neck bones and more, on social media.

The restaurant’s name combines the first initials of her name and her daughter Christin’s name. Robertson said the restaurant is a family affair, with two sisters, a brother, a sister-in-law, and nieces all working with her.

C & C is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Justin Nunn is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine.