Barbecued meatballs on cornmeal griddle cakes
Parmesan-herb cheese straws
Smoky Amazing Shrimp etouffee
Purple hull pea hoppin’ john with limpin’ susan
Braised collards in tomato-onion gravy
Summer squash casserole
Grilled potato salad with bacon vinaigrette
Brown sugar-strawberry shortcakes
Claire’s cream cheese swirl brownies
Seventy-five dollars per person, one hundred twenty-five dollars per couple * Includes one copy of Lighten Up, Y’all, tax, and gratuity. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Slow Food Chicago.
For reservations, call Big Jones at 773-275-5725
Virginia Willis is one of the most popular and respected voices on Southern food and cooking. Virginia is on the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Blue Ribbon Task Force and the Atlanta Community Food Bank Advisory Board. She is a past president of the Atlanta chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, a member of Georgia Organics, Chef's Collaborative, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and Southern Foodways Alliance.
Photo from TimeOut Chicago.