COVER STORY: Crestview man 'cooks from the heart' at his downtown restaurant


Right: Albert Wright, owner of The Wright Choice Soul Food Restaurant — pictured preparing fried cornbread — said the downtown Crestview establishment's specialties are barbecue ribs, chicken wings, Boston butts and peach cobbler. Left: The Main Street restaurant's smoker is constantly in use.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Monday, February 24, 2014 at 09:37 AM.

CRESTVIEW — For Albert Wright, deciding to open a restaurant just made sense.

"Cooking is my passion; it's something that I love to do," The Wright Choice Soul Food's owner and head cook says. "If you don't have a passion for what you do, then you shouldn't do it."

But the opposite is true if you have talent to match that passion. Realizing that, and a nudge from his wife, Kareca, drove him to open his downtown restaurant.

Reporter Matthew Brown spoke with Wright and his wife about the restaurant, how the Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce's Triple B Festival played a role in its establishment and what cooking from the heart means.

Read the full story in the Feb. 22-25, 2014 Crestview News Bulletin, available here!>>

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