The newest restaurant addition to the Mall of America that opened as a result of America’s Next Great Restaurant. This place had a huge line when it opened about a month ago, and congratulations to Jamawn J. Woods, but I just wasn’t amazed - sort of.
I got the baked chicken with cheesy grits and green beans and a cornbread waffle. And I only got those options because I like cheese (though still hate grits) and green beans (but not cold ones). Their selections for sides leave something to be desired and definitely aren’t kid friendly. (No mac-n-cheese???!) From what I can recall, other than the cheesy grit the only other hot sides were kale and sweet potatoes. I would have gotten the sweet potatoes but they were still being cooked. The cold side options consisted of mainly cold pastas, which I just don’t prefer. Needless to say I didn’t each but two bites of each side.
But that chicken! That chicken was amazing! And I would so order it again …. repeatedly. It was so juicy and flavorful. I can almost still taste it.
Because of how damn good the chicken was, I’ll go back to try the other meats (ribs and pulled pork), get a cornbread waffle to go with it and be perfectly happy.
Especially with the perfectly brewed SWEET TEA they have.