Kasey Batchelor

Chef Art Jennette

Born in historic Springfield, 68-year-old Art Jennette’s renowned “cracker” food is actively working to keep the rich history of his family and those who came before him alive and well. His “hole-in-the-wall” restaurant, Southern Charm, serves up Southern staples like fried green tomatoes, chicken and dumplings, fried shrimp, and fresh collard greens that’ll make you feel like you’re home and a part of Jennette’s own family. Southern Charm is located on St. Augustine Road near Emerson and Henricks.   Jennette mostly learned how to cook from his mother and was one of seven children growing up in Springfield.   “I can still …

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