Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Two local men to offer soul food at CJ's in the old KFC space
CJ's partners Carl Moore and Jim Zehner hope to be open by Mother's Day, but may be open as soon as May 1 with a menu of southern style cooking that will include barbecue, pulled meats, ribs, fried fish, fried chicken, greens, mac and cheese, green beans (with a choice of turkey or ham hocks), deli sandwiches and soups. They will also be serving breakfast and offer drive-through service and eventually hope to deliver locally. In an effort to accommodate all kinds of appetites, they will serve vegetarian dishes and offer a variety of meat alternatives as a part of traditional meals.
The two men are housemates in the village. Zehner works at the BMV office in Xenia and Moore, who has southern roots in Alabama, is finishing up a culinary degree at Sinclair, but has "25-plus years of experience as a chef in a five-star restaurant in Atlanta."