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Jackson 20 Open in Old Town Alexandria

monavano | Jan 31, 200808:37 AM

Because I was an excited foodie geek, I had to check out Jackson 20 in the Hotel Monaco on their opening night last evening. They were quite busy at both the bar and tables but the friendly staff were on their toes and really making sure to tend to the patrons needs.
We grabbed a drink at the bar (try the Honeysuckle) and watched the open kitchen as Chef Jeff Armstrong (who coincidentally is running a kitchen just next door to Chef Cathal Armstrong at Eve!) oversaw the dishes comming out of a humming kitchen. His menu focuses on local ingredients with an emphasis on Southern cuisine.
Fried chicken, Hopping John, greens, meatloaf and crabcake were very good and I'd put them at the same price point as Majestic, up King St. (in fact, the menu is somewhat similar). More 411 on my evening here- http://houndstoothgourmet.com/a-peak-...

I was too full for dessert but perusing the dessert menu has me thinking that I'll be back soon to check out the bar menu and order something for my sweet tooth!

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