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.
Centretown - Downtown
495 Somerset St. W
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5J7Get Directions