Dining out with friends can foster healthy relationships that might otherwise be limited to impersonal group texts or overly personal bathtime visits. Get a bite in person with a person with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Southern American fare and drinks at Jean Albert's American Style Soul Food.
The kitchen staff at Jean Albert's American Style Soul Food, a restaurant named after the owner's grandparents, loads plates with Southern comfort-fare classics crafted from traditional recipes. Diners play marco polo with their spoons in a creamy soup of broccoli, cheddar, bacon, and potato ($4.99 for a cup, $6.99 for a bowl); chefs smother fries in pulled pork ($8.99). Homemade barbecue sauce drenches wings ($9.99) in one of seven flavours including honey, scotch, or whiskey, and homemade syrup ascends mountains of fried chicken and buttermilk waffles ($10.99). Diners can tear into three pieces of Southern fried chicken ($14.50), which arrive at tables flanked by cornbread and two homemade sides such as collard greens, mashed potatoes, and candied yams. Inside the brick restaurant, visitors munch to Motown tunes in the dining area, which the owners designed to embody the warmth of grandma's living room without the fear of being bitten by her vacuum cleaner.
Jean Albert's American Style Soul Food
At Jean Albert’s American Style Soul Food, the sauce makes the meal. Which is why the chefs don’t just lay their housemade hot sauces and six styles of barbecue sauce on the side—they offer to bake it right in. From the sweet-and-tangy berry-rum barbecue sauce to those infused with tequila or whisky, the condiments add extra oomph to the fried catfish, classic pulled-pork sandwiches, and chicken-and-biscuit dishes that serve as staples of soulful fare everywhere. Served with a slice of sweet-water cornbread and a choice of traditional sides, the hefty portions evoke an air of Kentucky living without requiring the purchase of your own tobacco farm. Meals culminate with classic desserts such as sweet-potato pie, peach cobbler, and layered banana pudding.