We are carb creatures, so when Jack's Southern Comfort Food opened with a menu centering around biscuits...well, how could we turn that down? Located on Lower Greenville, this place is a solid addition to the neighborhood. Small - with only a few tables, we are glad to see they have a to-go case as well. (Featured items that we can recall: cold fried chicken, meatloaf, and salads -
all looked like good take-away choices.)
When we arrived for lunch at 11:45, we had our pick of tables. We sat across from the dessert case so that we could eye our choices all during lunch. The menu made it hard to choose just one thing to order, but we went with the BLFGT because it appeared to be a house specialty. This is THE THING to order if you go in for lunch. Man, it was tasty. It started with a made-from-scratch-biscuit, plus bacon, plus a fried green tomato, plus a slaw component. The combination was flavorful. The bacon was crisp and perfect. The slaw and the fried green tomato were temperature hot and temperature cool, which made the whole sandwich mellow. This sandwich is served with fries that do a service to the sandwich. A+ on this dish.
We also ordered the brisket chili served on a polenta cake. It was a very solid and tasty dish as well. The chili was spicy. The polenta was smooth. It was a very satisfying and hearty combination as well. BUT...we maintain that the BLFGT is the way to go.
For our side dish, we went with the mac and cheese. What a generous portion. You can order a crawfish and bacon mac and cheese off of the dinner menu, but we just wanted to sample a small amount. This serving was just straight mac and cheese (no bacon or crawfish), and it was very tasty. Nice crisp cheese crust on top, very flavorful roux/cheese mixture that cheesy without being too sharp or too bland. It struck the perfect balance that we are always searching for in our mac. We would order this again.
We enjoyed our southern lunch right to the point of button popping. Having this new joint so close may be detrimental! Our waitress was very nice and offered us the sopapilla cake. We wished we had room to try that, it looked delicious, but we had to roll out of there. Literally. Like Oompa Loompas.
Jack's knows what they're doing! Give them a try.