Cooking food over an open flame can impart smoky flavour and seal in savoury juices, but cooking food over an eternal flame can get a bobsledding team kicked out of the Olympics. Get your fill of flame-cooked fare with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of southern fare and drinks at Jean Albert's American Style Soul Food.
Named after the owner's grandparents, Jean Albert's American Style Soul Food re-creates southern fare by vehemently following traditional recipes. The menu is peppered with classic soul food such as three-piece southern fried chicken ($13.99) and barbecued pork side ribs glazed in a choice of six sauces ($22.99). Every entree comes accompanied by sweet-water cornbread and a choice of two comfort-infused sides, such as collard greens, black-eyed peas, and yams candied by the sugary thoughts of a woodland nymph. Pre- and post-main munchies include a pound of sweet-potato chips ($6.99) and a velvety slice of buttermilk pie ($4.99), which gourmands can wash down with glugs of freshly squeezed lemonade ($3). Behind its warm brick front, Jean Albert’s strives to cultivate an atmosphere more living room than dining room, pumping in Motown music and spinning coins that have lived under couches for most of their lives.
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.
as soul food goes, Jean Albert's has no equal in Ottawa. Its service is quick, friendly, and attentive.don, foodiePrints, 4/10/10
I quite enjoyed my fried chicken, which was nice and juicy on the inside with a crispy, salty skin without.Katie, Apartment613, 5/4/10
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