In this special weekly feature, TODAY food editor Phil Lempert brings you recipes “stolen” (with permission) from notable restaurants across America. See how much fun you can have (and money you can save) by cooking these dishes at home.
This week: We’ve “stolen” a great Southern comfort recipe from JCT. Kitchen & Bar in Atlanta. “JCT.” is the acronym that stands for “junction,” or the intersection of railroad lines. Try making this fabulous dish at home and creating a junction at your own dining table, where your family and friends can come together for a great meal.
About the chef:
About the chef:Executive chef William “Ford” Fry of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, located in Atlanta’s trendy Westside Urban Market, is a native of Houston, Texas, and a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute. He has an extensive culinary background that includes stints in executive and sous chef positions at several resorts and restaurants.
Before arriving at JCT. Kitchen & Bar, Chef Fry oversaw menu development and overall strategic development of a corporation that specializes in chef-crafted meals for people on the go. He now brings that business acumen and experience with developing innovative, finely crafted cuisine to this creative, regional food concept in one of Atlanta’s hippest dining and entertainment districts.
“Food is a necessary ingredient to our culture in the South. We want good, fresh foods that are expertly prepared and pleasurable, both in taste and from the social aspect,” says Chef Fry. “JCT. Kitchen offers upscale yet casual dining with a focus on the entire sensory experience. We have taken the classic European bistro and the role that it plays in the community, then transformed it into our own, unique neighborhood restaurant offering Southern Farmstead Cooking.”
JCT. Kitchen & Bar
1198 Howell Mill Road, Suite 18
Atlanta, GA 30318
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