The latest restaurant from the Boston Nightlife Ventures group is gearing up to open in Somerville's Assembly Row. Southern Kin Cookhouse will make its debut next Friday, June 3, shoveling out platefuls of delectable Southern fare and plenty of whiskey, according to Zagat.
Southern Kin has teased its forthcoming menu items on its Facebook page as it has approached an opening date, showing off decadent dishes like frogmore stew, barbecue ribs, and specialty pies. Its full menu is now available online, and there are plenty of Southern highlights on the food side.
On the brunch menu, there's the skillet cornbread, chicken and waffles, and the "gullah breakfast," served with Virginia ham and eggs, with white cheddar grits, red-eye gravy, and a buttermilk biscuit. Lunch features a selection of small plates like fried okra and geechee shrimp, along with salads, po' boys and burgers, and biscuits done up a number of ways.
The showstoppers of dinner include Kansas City ribs, buttermilk fried catfish, pimento cheese fritters, and plenty of sides, from mac and cheese to collard greens with smoky bacon. To round out the meal, the "sweets" section of the menu offers pies and ice cream.
And that's not to mention the whiskey-driven beverage program, which will feature more than 100 American whiskeys, including 50 Kentucky bourbons, and a craft cocktail program rife classic cocktails, both whiskey-centric and alternative, as previously reported.
When it opens, Southern Kin's hours will be Monday through Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m., Thursday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.