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Big John’s Restaurant

Posted by YAR 5 Apr 2010 3 Comments

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Big John’s (3399 Medgar Evers Blvd, Jackson) is a good place to go if you feel like eating four to five sandwiches for four to five bucks.  They may not be very huge sandwiches, but they’re pretty tasty.

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The “smokes” sandwich, for $1, is crumbled spicy sausage with slaw.  It comes in hot and mild, and I chose hot, which had a great burn to it.  It was very similar to the smoked sausage sandwich at the Big Apple Inn, and without a side-by-side comparison I’m not sure which I liked better.  The one at Big John’s had a different type of slaw that was a little more pungent; while eating it, I went back and forth on whether it was too odd, or whether it offered a pleasant, interesting balance to the spiciness.

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I decided to give pig ears another chance (my third) and it’s now official: I don’t like pig ears.

Big John’s offers small sandwiches, the size of those at the Big Apple, for $1 each; the menu also includes burgers, fries, fried chicken and fried fish (as I waited for my food, several people ordered burgers, so I will have to try that next time).  There are several booths, but most people seemed to be getting take-out.  They’re open Mon-Thurs, 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat, 10am-10pm. 601-981-6953.

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