Restaurant offers ‘taste of heaven’

Natasha Ash fixes Sunday lunch for Sheila Brown and her mother Carrie Brown March 9. Ash opened Uniquely Made Foods in November.

Natasha Ash fixes Sunday lunch for Sheila Brown and her mother Carrie Brown March 9. Ash opened Uniquely Made Foods in November.

First Byline: 
Jonathan Vickery - Staff Writer

A new restaurant is hoping to serve customers "a taste of heaven on earth."
That's the motto for Natasha Ash, who opened Uniquely Made Foods Restaurant & Catering in November. The soul food inspired restaurant is located in the former Brooker's Restaurant at 539 Allen Street in Barnwell.
Ash has been cooking for most of her life and loves coming up with her own recipes and meals. "Cooking is a gift from God and I have a strong passion for it. I love cooking and also love the smiles on my customers' faces when I see that they're satisfied with our services."
After operating a catering business for a year, Ash said she felt opening the restaurant was the next step. "I grew up in this community and it has so much southern love here," Ash said.
"Believe it or not, when I started this business I had nothing in my pockets to do it, but with the grace of God He has made all things possible for my staff and myself," she said. "By the grace of God our business is standing strong on God's will."
The restaurant is open for breakfast Monday thru Friday from 7 to 11 a.m. and Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. They are open for lunch on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Breakfast costs $6 and includes a meat, eggs, grits, toast and a drink. For $7.50, Sunday lunch comes with a meat, two sides, cornbread and a drink.
Contact the restaurant at (803) 300-4789. For information about catering, call (803) 508-0397. Find them on Facebook by searching for Uniquely Made Foods Restaurant & Catering Services.