NACOGDOCHES — When it comes to homecooked diner-made food, Kinfolks Restaurant is a solid choice.

The Nacogdoches family-style American diner has that comfortable feel that comes along with a menu of the specials on a chalkboard, a staff who welcome you at the door and a light buzz of chatter from those at the surrounding tables.

Olive Waldorf is a pseudonym for the food critic of The Lufkin Daily News. Her email is