Photo Credit: Creative Process
The western edge of downtown Jackson has really taken off in the past year or so. The King Edward restoration/conversion, at the heart of the renaissance, was quickly followed by the restoration of the Standard Life building and its conversion into apartments. But downtown Jackson was a food desert; there was not even a single place to buy a six pack of beer. Enter Bodega.
Located on the ground floor of the Standard Life building, Bodega fills a much-needed void. They sell groceries and beer, and serve breakfast (all day!), plate lunches and sandwiches. We caught them on their ribbon cutting, and they were serving a special menu.
Not a bad deal for six bucks. Black bean soup (passable), pastrami (great) and turkey (good) sandwiches, and tiramasu (excellent) were served in a heavy-duty Bodega lunch sack. Of course I need two sandwiches for lunch, don’t be silly.
They have about six large tables that fit in nicely with the art-deco character and feel of the building. The standard menu prices looked ridiculously low – think $4.75 for a burger – and had some interesting variety.
Bodega is an instant go-to for the downtown living crowd, and will probably be a hit at lunch as well with prices like that.