New Smyrna cafe serves up Creole and Puerto Rican cuisine

Louisiana meets Puerto Rico at new 2 Sistas Soul Food in Smyrna. The cafe, located at 2148 South Cobb Drive, inside the Nam Dae Mun Farmers Market, makes its debut today.

The spot is a venture by Allyson Lewis and JoAnn Fuentes. Lewis brings to the table the cuisine of her native New Orleans. Fuentes, who hails from New York City, has Puerto Rican roots.

The pair have united to create a menu that includes a rotating selection of Creole classics, including gumbo, etouffee, jambalaya and low-country boils. Puerto Rican fare will include such dishes as arroz con gandules y pernil (rice with pigeon peas and roast pork), pollo guisado con arroz amarillo (stewed chicken with yellow rice) and picadillo (ground beef stew over rice). Customers can look for these among lunch and dinner specials, available for $5.99 and $9.99, respectively.

2 Sistas is open Mondays through Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. A grand opening celebration is scheduled for Aug. 11 at 11 a.m.

2 Sistas Soul Food. 2148 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna. 770-434-6500,