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Enjoy An Authentic Southern Dinner, 1913 Style, At Big Jones

By Anthony Todd in Food on Aug 21, 2012 7:00PM


Big Jones continues to wow us with their obsession with culinary history. These days, dishes in restaurants have "stories" all the time - sometimes interesting, but more often overblown tales of preparation or ingredient sourcing. At Big Jones, dishes have history and real origin stories from the old south. Tomorrow night, they will be showcasing that in a big way with their "Dinner on the Grounds, ca. 1913" menu. Even better, they are teaming up with Koval Distillery for some great cocktails.

The fun begins tomorrow night with a reception at 6 p.m. Then, diners will enjoy a family-style meal and a tasting of Koval whiskeys. We're just going to print the menu in its entirety - if you're a fan of Southern food, trying to pick highlights would be like picking out your favorite children.

Pimiento Cheese with heirloom Sheepnose pimientos and Otter Creek summer cheddar
Salt-Rising Bread
Sliced Boiled Calf Tongue
Watermelon Pickles
New Crop Sweet Potato Biscuits
Green Tomato Preserves
Cold Fried Chicken
Cold Slaw with cabbage and summer apples
Dressed Sweet Potato Greens
Angel Food Cake
Peaches with wine jelly

All dishes are adapted from Martha McCulloch-Williams book Dishes and Beverages of the Old South. For all the food and booze, the cost is only $50 - it's a steal at that price. Tickets are still available, so buy now. Call (773) 275-5725 for more information.

Big Jones is located at 5347 N. Clark St.