PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Amina Restaurant and Lounge offers Southern cuisine with a twist -- elevated dishes, and many with African spices.
Business partners Felicia Wilson and chef Darryl Harmon designed a menu with items like cheesesteak beignets, braised oxtails, Nigerian hot chicken, and 'peri-peri wings - seasoned with the African chili spice of the same name.
The name 'Amina' comes from a warrior princess from Nigeria in the 16th century and is also the name of owner Felicia Wilson's second daughter.
Decor includes two hand-painted murals of women warriors, and the walls are lined with artifacts from Africa.
104 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106