You made it through La La Land and Warren Beatty and dancing Timberlake.
Now you’re in desperate need of soul food.
Or soul anything.
So it shall be that this Friday, you visit Barbara Jean. It’s a new soul food spot from Campanile/Patina vet Jason Fullilove, and it’s now open Fridays and Saturdays for dinner and Sundays for brunch on Melrose.
You’ll find it among the embers of Smoke.Oil.Salt. The snug, starry-eyed rooms are mostly the same date-friendly nooks you’ll recall. Only now with some framed graffiti on the walls and a tall dreadlocked chef cutting and tweezing things between the open kitchen and wood-fired grill.
You’ll enjoy those delectables in tasting-menu form or by individually selecting each one. You know how that works. Anyway, they’ll be paired thoughtfully to some very good Spanish wines, beers and ciders from the previous occupant’s stash.