Retired military dietitian James Williams is taking his Southern recipes to the campus area next week through a partnership with an already-existing restaurant.
His southside chicken and waffles spot J and K Heritage Museum Cafe has closed its doors, so Williams is moving up the road to operate inside the ATL Wings Your Way at 1628 E. Sixth St. Williams will serve chicken and waffles for breakfast and lunch, along with other Southern barbecue favorites like pulled pork.
His last venture, J and K, was a short-lived partnership with Mr. K's BBQ founder Charles Kendrick. The South Park Avenue restaurant which also houses the Afro-American Heritage Museum currently has several for-lease signs posted in front of the building. A few concepts have gone through space in the last couple years, including the Olé Rico Mexican Steakhouse and a Caribbean restaurant in 2013.
The new J's Chicken and Waffles will operate from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the ATL wings, a franchise operation that serves Southern dishes like fried catfish and tilapia, plus several varieties of chicken wings. Before Williams came in, the space previously served hot wings and Mediterranean food.