Even though Carla's Brooklyn restaurant, Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen, focuses on Nashville-style hot chicken, she wanted everyone to be able to eat there. All of her sides, like collard greens, baked mac 'n' cheese, buttermilk biscuits, and potato salad, are vegetarian so that non-meat-eaters can eat a full meal (her husband is vegetarian, too). Carla said, "When you think about Southern food, it's veggie-centric, which is why I do all of my recipes at my restaurant vegetarian. My greens are vegetarian; they don't need a ham hock. But people put a ham hock because that's all they had and they wanted to stretch the meat to season it. Well, now we have smoked paprika, so I can use that and everyone can eat them."