Our new puppy needs exercise, and lots of it. So yesterday I set out on a dog walk to find the buzz of LoHi… the New Jezebel’s Restaurant at 3301 Tejon Street in the site of the old Squeaky Bean.
You have to remember that when the Squeaky Bean pulled up it’s roots and moved out of the LoHi space local residents mourned. I believe the entire LoHi residential neighborhood within 5 blocks of that corner wore nothing but black for a month… or maybe it was just a bunch of hipsters on the street. What made it quite the controversy was some questions about how things occurred between the owners of the Squeaky Bean and their landlords at Rosa Lindas. It was sad to see the community sling mud back and forth in discussing two local restaurant favorites. Denverites are passionate about being loyal to those who feed them well.
But time heals all wounds, as was certainly the case here. The Bean found a great new (and much larger location) in LoDo and now in a balance of scales LoHi has a great new restaurant to fill that great corner space at 33rd and Tejon.
Bid welcome to Jezebel’s Restaurant brought to us by the same great owners who created 8 Rivers. Husband and wife team Wanda James and Scott Durrah with partner/general manager Scott Perry have created a new Southern food destination for the foodies of the Lower Highlands. The restaurant on the inside has the same familiar look and feel from the Squeaky Bean days with some significant changes. The space is bigger, as it appears that the folks at Rosa Linda’s transferred some of their space to allow Jezebel’s more seating and kitchen space.
I stopped by, dog on a leash, and chatted about their schedule. Their theme is “Good food with Soul” and the menu (listed below) is not finalized but a good indication of what you can expect on any given day. Jezebel’s is open for dinner only currently but you can expect lunch to start up next week and the new brunch offering (Southern Brunch… Yum) should start the first week of February.
They mentioned that while Southern is a term they use, perhaps soul food is better. It appears that some folks thought that “Southern Food” meant alligator and possum which is definitely not on the menu.
Speaking of menu… here it is as of 1/5/2013:
- Fried Pickles – Homemade Spicy Ranch – $6
- Southern Deviled Eggs – Old School, Smokey Pimento, Bacon & Scallions – $7
- Smoked Jerk Wings – Cole Slaw, Homemade Buttermilk Ranch – $7
- Cornmeal Crusted Oysters – Jezebel Sauce – $10
- Basket of Mini Corn Break – Ol’ Fashioned or Jalapeno w / Honey Butter – $6
- Fried Green Tomato – Fresh Mozzarella, Red Pepper Jam, Basil – $10
- Georgia Pecan Smoked Trout – Bib Lettuce, Hard-Boiled Egg, Bacon, Lemon Bacon Vinaigrette – $12
- Crispy Kale – Spinach, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Beets, Radish, Buttermilk Dressing – $10
- Caesar Salad – Crispy Romaine Hearts w / Creamy Caesar Dressing $9
- Add Fried Chicken Breast – $5
Good Ole Souther Barbecue – Choice of Two Sides
- Jezebel’s Smoked Pork Ribs
- Full Rack – $20
- Half Rack – $12
- Smoked Beef Brisket – $17
- Pulled Pork – $16
- Jezebel’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken – Mashed Potatoes, Giblet Gravy, Biscuit or Cornbread – $18
- Jumbo Shrimp and Grits – White Cheddar STone Ground Grits, Andouille Sausage, Poblano Peppers, Vidalia Onions – $18
- Farm Raised Catfilsh Fillet (Blackened or Fried) – Barley Hoppin’ Johns, Kale, Red Eye Gravy, Corn and Green Tomato Relish – $16
- Vegetable and Barley Etoufee (Vegetarian, Gluten Free) – Okra, Lima Beans, Corn, Eggplant, Peppers, Tomatoes – $14
Sides – $4
- Fried Okra
- Baked Mac N’ Cheese
- Collard Greens
- Green Beans
- Mashed Potatoes N’ Gravy
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Sweet Potato Pie
- Chocolate and Peanut Butter Mousse
They said expect some changes to the menu as they find out the most popular items and an addition of more vegetarian features. The brisket and fried chicken were very strongly recommended… YUM! But we want to hear from you and your experience. So go on in and give Jezebel’s a try then come back and share with us your favorites.
LoHi, as a neighborhood to live in or to visit, gets better every day. This small neighborhood on the edge of Downtown Denver and Riverfront Park has evolved into one of the most (maybe the most) sought after neighborhood to live in. New Restaurants continue to open at a rapid pace, the light rail and trails nearby at Union Station make it very walkable, and of course… the mix of modern townhomes, mid rise condos, and historic Denver square or modern homes means there is something for everyone. To learn more about the Lohi neighborhood visit our Denver Urban neighborhood page here or you can follow the twitter feed of new listings @lohidenverco. For a showing or to do a tour of this neighborhood please contact us at 303-522-7746.