People eat three times a day to prevent mouthy mouths from brashly blurting out their distaste for the rest of the digestive system. Today's Groupon prevents inner-system quarreling by subduing chatty cheeks with hearty eats: for $15, you get $35 worth of comforting American fare and drinks at Jackson's Bar & Bistro, located at SoHo Square in downtown Homewood.
Jackson's open and airy space offers a place for nourishing American and European favorites, all featured on expansive dinner, late-night, and brunch menus. Commence evening consumption with a marinated chicken, black-bean salsa, and cheese grilled quesadilla ($6.50) or with a slider- supported stack of house-cut bologna and cheddar cheese ($5). Reminisce over a youthful dabble in French impressionism by ingesting a classic croque monsieur ($8.50), or pay homage to bilateral bicuspids with a commanding chomp into Benny F's favorite Philly cheesesteak sandwich ($9.50). The wood-burned verde pizza slathers spinach-garlic spread and artichokes radially from a crusty center ($8.50), and the brunch menu includes savories such as biscuits and gravy ($5.50), steak and eggs ($11), and a Denver omelet ($7.50).
Jackson's staff is friendly and attentive without crossing the socially acceptable line and endlessly showering customers in an unwanted stream of cracked pepper. High ceilings, brightly colored walls, and sleek wood booths give the restaurant a casually upbeat feel. The outdoor patio is a great place to sip on one of Jackson's more than 30 beer varieties and goggle at the strategic pillow fights breaking out around the neighborhood.