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Big Jones Soul Food Week
While there are many great spots around the city to enjoy soul food, there’s an absence of it on the north side of Chicago.
In an effort to pay homage to a branch of African American cuisine, chef and co-owner of Big Jones, Paul Fehribach, will be hosting its third annual Soul Food Week. Beginning Friday, January 13 through Thursday, January 26, Big Jones is dedicating eight days to a uniquely American and underrated menu featuring delicious down-home cooking in honor of one of the pillars of African American foodways.
Created in the summer of 2014, Soul Food Week was inspired by Adrian Miller’s insightful book Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time. Sparking some recognition, a regular at Big Jones suggested they do a kind of pop-up, which ultimately turned into an annual display of edible admiration that is Soul Food Week.
“With the abundance of ethnic cuisines in Chicago, I think our soul food restaurants remain easily the most underrated category,” says Fehribach. “…[By] introducing our North Side clientele to soul food in our little shop, it is my sincerest hope that we may begin to change that and soul food can take its rightful seat at the table with these many other world cuisines.”
Featuring separate lunch, brunch and dinner menus, Soul Food Week not only has the opportunity to offer a fresh new discovery to patrons, but the chance to provide tips to the must-try, soul food eateries across Chicago.