It's the kind of place you just might pass up, but precisely the kind of place you shouldn't. Before arriving in Oxford, Mississippi, I had heard of Mama Jo and her famous cooking. After all Andrew Zimmern loved this place, and that was all the recommendation I needed.
It doesn't look like much from the front and about the same on the inside. Just standard tables and chairs. No fuss, no decor, and no frills.
But, the food? Oh. my. goodness.
A small group of ladies fill a tiny steam table of goodness each day. The food varies, but fried chicken is a daily staple. They plate up your choices in the typical, "meat and three", plate. Here I had fried cornbread, mashed potatoes/gravy, and red beans/rice. The sweet tea was self serve with a bucket of ice to scoop from, if you wanted any.
The flavor was outstanding and the ladies were so kind and generous. After that fried chicken I didn't need any lip gloss for the rest of the day.