Jackson's Soul Food has been an Overtown institution for over 65 years. It has changed locations a bit through out the years, but some things remain the same: their famed fried catfish and eggs, their fried liver and onions, or, even better, their fried chicken legs. The latter is part of a breakfast special served alongside grits, eggs, and housemade buttermilk biscuits for $6.50. You can get them for lunch or dinner at a higher price ($9.95). But when you've got soul on your mind, few things can trump an early morning breakfast of fried chicken legs at Jackson's.
This Upper Eastside restaurant proffers many twists on classic American cuisine: Buffalo-style pig wings, duck in a jar with candied sweet potatoes, and chicken McNuggets. Paired with a silver saucer holding a honey dijon mustard sauce, these fried chicken bits are a playful rendition of a nostalgic, childhood snack. The peanut-marinated chicken is a small portion -- a bar bite to go with a drink or two. But, at a cost of just $5, you can perhaps order seconds or thirds.
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