Inside: F. Jones Corner
Have you been downtown lately? Change has been promised for years and it’s on the horizon.
The “City of New Orleans” train still makes its run to Chicago daily, the old clock still ticks, and the King Edward Hotel is near completion. Faint sounds of yesterday are starting to trickle down Farish Street and F. Jones Corner will bring new energy to the revitalization of the new Farish Street District.
Along with the energy they will bring good food, good people and good music. The menu at FJC has staples of southern cooking—big, mouth-watering burgers with caramelized onions and hot, crispy crab cakes with fresh aioli on toasted sourdough bread served with your choice of fried cheese gritz, fresh cut onion rings, sweet potato fries or fresh cut fries (with or without chili and cheese) top the menu. Daily lunch and dinner specials include fresh tossed pastas and salads, seasonal seafood dishes and homemade desserts.
The newest venue for live music is one of the oldest in town. Built as a filling station in 1923, Frank Jones Corner is listed in the national Register of Historic places.
In its past, 303 North Farish has been a lot of things not the least of which was Field's Café, where it served as a platform for new and existing musicians and entertainers to showcase their talents in front of diverse audiences for years. Owners Daniel Dillon and Adam Hayes have promised to showcase a variety of music from folk to jazz and blues to rock or hip-hop.