by Brandon Fox
Although there were hints last summer that Croaker’s Spot was coming back to its original Jackson Ward location at 119 E. Leigh St., Jackson’s Beer Garden & Smokehouse has taken over the space and is now open. Owner Cynthia Matthews expanded the space, and as the name indicates, the smoker in the back is pumping out a menu full of ribs, barbecue, smoked chicken and even smoked salmon. Check this space soon for details. jacksonsbeergardenandsmokehouse.com.