January 07, 2014

John Perkins’ Juniper Does Dixie Cuisine Proud

To call Juniper cozy is an understatement. The interior looks as if Brooklyn hipsters rehabbed a barn in Kentucky bluegrass country. Exposed brick, lofted ceilings and built-in bookshelves set an inviting scene while vintage refrigerators and centerpieces of cotton blossoms and juniper sprigs add a touch of whimsy. It’s the kind of place that necessitates craft cocktails and smoked meat, both of which are in abundant supply.

Keep reading: Cheryl Baehr's review of Juniper.

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The catfish entree comes encrusted with Zapp's potato chips and is served with sweet potato and red cabbage slaw.
The catfish entree comes encrusted with Zapp's potato chips and is served with sweet potato and red cabbage slaw.
The shrimp and grits entree.
The shrimp and grits entree.
The outside of Juniper.
The outside of Juniper.
One of the "Snackies":  shrimp toast, pickles and garlic butter.
One of the "Snackies": shrimp toast, pickles and garlic butter.
Juniper's pork and beans.
Juniper's pork and beans.
Juniper’s chicken & waffles come with pickles, syrup and peanut butter.
Juniper’s chicken & waffles come with pickles, syrup and peanut butter.
Barkeep Joe Duepner making "The Pentecostal."
Barkeep Joe Duepner making "The Pentecostal."
Juniper's full breadbasket comes with biscuits including buttermilk and angel, cornbread, hushpuppies and popovers, and they're served with seasonal jams and butters.
Juniper's full breadbasket comes with biscuits including buttermilk and angel, cornbread, hushpuppies and popovers, and they're served with seasonal jams and butters.
From the "Potted & Cured" section of the menu, the "Country Ham Flight."
From the "Potted & Cured" section of the menu, the "Country Ham Flight."
Inside Juniper.
Inside Juniper.