Mammy's Cupboard is an architecturally and historically unique bit of the cultural landscape. It is a valuable reminder of stereotypes and racism. It is also a living place that continues to evolve. The family that operate it were warm and friendly, the food simple and delicious, and the pies were outstanding. Some people might prefer to see such anachronistic politically-incorrect vestiges of our troubled past simply wiped off the map. I prefer to see them as reminders of our past, how far we have come as a society, and how far we have to go.