Soul food at Jezebel’s in Denver

I first met Jezebel’s Southern Bistro and Bar on a Dishcrawl of the LoHi neighborhood in Denver, where it was our first stop. I hadn’t really done any research on the restaurants we were visiting ahead of time—I figured hey, trying four cool new restaurants with new friends, where’s the bad? And I was right about that.

But Jezebel’s was quite a revelation for a first stop.  And so I had to get back there as soon as possible.

First of all, it’s in a super cool space (where the Squeaky Bean was formerly) with a vintag-y feel. Second, it’s run by a real Atlanta boy with a super cute accent that made me feel right at home.  Y’all know I’m from Texas, but did you know my daddy’s family is all from Georgia?  Well, now you know: I’m a Southern girl, born and bred.

But let’s get to the food.

On the Dishcrawl, we got a little sample platter, which was a great introduction to the place’s limited—but well curated—menu.

Jezebel's Denver


(Please excuse the crappy iPhone photo and focus on the deliciousness.)

We got to taste some deviled eggs (delicious), shrimp and grits that rocked my world, gluten-free corn bread, and some barbecued pork belly.

Yeah, let me just say that again for you: barbecued pork belly.

On my triumphant return, my hubby ordered up the pulled pork, which was easily as good as the pork belly, with grits and green beans. The toddler could not get ENOUGH of those green beans, and they were awfully tasty.

I, however, couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have that shrimp and grits again.  Hallelujah.  It was delicious.  Cheesy grits topped with an almost jamablaya-like mixture of red and green peppers, onions, shrimp, and andouille sausage. Just incredible.  I just ate the leftovers for lunch and they were just as good two days later, which to me, is the hallmark of a great meal.  😉

Next time I am going to order up the gluten-free buttermilk fried chicken and the sweet potato pie, because that is some amazingness that cannot be missed!

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