Originally announced as "The General Store" in Aug. 2012, a new restaurant called South, featuring southern cuisine, is scheduled to open in September, reports Sac Bee's Janelle Bitker.
The menu is split in two: "Old School" classics, such as fried catfish with red beans and rice or barbequed tiger shrimp over cheesy grits, and "New School" dishes with a California flair, such as crispy pork belly salad with a pepper jelly vinaigrette or seared halibut alongside okra succotash.
More traditional dishes are inspired by what co-owner N'Gina Kavookjian used to eat growing up - her family has roots in Louisiana and Mississippi - while the contemporary plates are the work of chef Michael Wright, who previously worked at Kavookjian's now closed Granite Bay restaurant, Eight American Bistro.
Unfortunately, South was robbed over the last week. Per a Facebook Post on Monday:
After a much needed vacation, we came back to our beloved building to start more construction and found that we were broken into. Thieves broke locks and went into our building and stole tools and recyclable materials. To our Southside family, if you saw anything suspicious over the past days please hit us up with a private email. We appreciate all your help in this matter and we WON'T let this slow us down. Much love
I hope this doesn't set them back too far. I wish them good luck in their recovery.
You can find South online at http://www.weheartfriedchicken.com.
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