I have been to South City Kitchen more times than I can count, but I hadn’t thought to blog about it until I realized how many people I know had NOT been. South City Kitchen is exactly what the name implies. You can expect southern dishes with an urban edge. Nothing is exactly the way your grandmother makes it: the fried green tomatoes are stuffed with goat cheese and the crab cakes are served with a blood orange cream.
Entrees start at $17 and are usually worth it. I don’t mean to imply that the portions are huge, only that the food is good.
My most recent visit was for bff’s birthday. The food was fantastic, but the drinks were super small. We had a few chuckles about the half-empty martini glasses. Other than than, we spent the entire meal tasting each other’s food. On one visit, I was particularly jealous of my friend’s scallops. This time I didn’t make the mistake of not ordering them. My scallop dish was modified for the winter with seasonal ingredients, but it was JUST as good as the summer version. I also ordered the crab and mushroom macaroni and cheese as well– YUMMY.
The menu is usually updated with seasonal ingredients– so the chef’s special is usually a good look. But there are a few regular dishes that I recommend.
- She-Crab Soup– its a great way to start any meal at South City Kitchen (PS– DineWithDani declares it the BEST SHE-CRAB SOUP in Atlanta),
- Fried Green Tomatoes– this a great starter to share with a party,
- Buttermilk Fried Chicken– you’ll see why it is their most popular dish,
- Shrimp & Grits– a tasty southern classic that not everyone gets right– they do(!),
- Veg-o-Matic (sauteed collards, crab macaroni, baby yams)– you can’t go wrong!
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