Lunch with Chef Judi: J.R’s Old Packinghouse Café

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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013 12:17 pm | Updated: 10:55 pm, Sun May 18, 2014.

Located off Cattleman Road, J.R’s Old Packinghouse Café is what they call themselves the quintessential dive with great Cuban and American food.

The Packinghouse was exactly that, packinghouses for the celery fields out east of I-75.

Jr. is a proclaimed chef in his own right and with a degree from Johnson and Wales School of Culinary Arts.

It’s a lively joint with pass the hat music and a Cuban sandwich and burger that beats most places.

The inside skinny: Friday nights are always packed with good Blue Grass music so plan to arrive a little early.

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  • nathanros posted at 6:57 am on Wed, Mar 27, 2013.

    nathanros Posts: 5

    Why didn’t I ever know about this place![sad]

  • jejahmonts posted at 6:55 am on Wed, Mar 27, 2013.

    jejahmonts Posts: 6

    Where the heck is it?

  • leilapop posted at 10:24 am on Tue, Mar 26, 2013.

    leilapop Posts: 4

    Thanks for taking the time to visit with me and my friends at the packinghouse. You are quite a lady.

  • tony37 posted at 10:22 am on Tue, Mar 26, 2013.

    tony37 Posts: 9

    Judi you have the best job!