Jezebel's got an extra 900 square feet from Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe, the restaurant next door, so that they could put in a "real restaurant kitchen, complete with hood" that the Bean never had, says James, who's opening the place with her husband and partner/general manager Robert Perry.
Joining Durrah in the kitchen is Leo Harvey, the former chef of Big Game. The food is Southern, "although we're taking it a little deeper," James says. That means black-eyed-pea hummus in addition to fried chicken and shrimp and grits, which were flying off the table at a party last night.
Jezebel's will be opening at 3 p.m. today for drinks and then dinner; lunch should be added in mid-January, James says.