Have a Soul Food Thanksgiving with Jake’s Soul Food Café
I’m an Alabama girl who grew up spending Thanksgiving Eve helping mom cook dinner or making side dishes so the entire family could celebrate the holiday together. I looked down on people who catered holiday meals until juggling food blogging, comedy, community service, radio hosting and being an entrepreneur got the best of me. Last year I saw a post from one of my favorite spots, Jake’s Soul Food Café, saying let us cater your sides. The light bulb came on and I’m forever grateful to them for saving my Thanksgiving! If you prefer to eat fresh cooked vegetables with your turkey, Jake’s is the answer. Their collard greens always taste like mama made them and the sweet potato casserole is so ridiculous I want to order a pan of it and sit it in my lap and eat it- so buttery and not too sweet. It reminds me of a sweet potato pie without the crust. And don’t forget to compliment your veggies with mac and cheese. Jake’s is so cheesy and creamy and baked to perfection.
Jake’s Soul Food Café has typically specialized in Caribbean food such as jerk chicken, curry chicken, shrimp, rice & beans topped with a golden fried plantain and beef patties. Since their move to Hoover off Highway 150 behind the Mercedes Dealership, they have added more soul food items to the menu such as oxtails with a Caribbean flavor, pork chops and gravy, shrimp and grits, and some very large turkey wings in a golden sauce. And Jake’s remains my number one spot when it comes to fried chicken wings. In my premier episode of “Dining Out With Comedienne Joy,” I gave a class on how to eat by favorite food, chicken wings, and of course I used Jake’s wings.
So spend more time with your family and less time in the kitchen this Thanksgiving by ordering dinner from my friends at Jake’s Soul Food Café- friends I trust for an amazing meal time after time. They can be reached at (205) 438-6340.
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Comedienne Joy gives a thumbs up for Jake’s Soul Food Café! Visit them at 3075 John Hawkins Pkwy, Hoover, 35244, 205-438-6340.