I never thought the place I would try Gator would be right here practically in my own backyard. I am pretty adventurous when it comes to trying new foods and will pretty much try anything once. This being said one of the highlights of my meal at Southern Kin Cookhouse were the delightfully fresh Gator Tacos. Southern Kin Cookhouse at Assembly Row has a relaxed vibe that makes you feel you are somewhere else entirely. With the smell of delicious food wafting over from the kitchen, the open air seating onto the patio and THOSE BISCUITS I was in food heaven.
Their take on southern food is a little more modern. With southern staples like fried chicken and okra you do of course get a sense that its a “normal” southern food establishment but they spice up the menu and bring a flair to southern delicacies that are simply wonderful. So back to the Gator tacos ( yes I loved them that much), this of course takes from a couple different cuisines and throws around a few different flavors. Spicy, fresh, tart – it had a bit of everything. These are the things I love about cuisine. Taking something that has been done before and creating something new out of it. Of course, classics are always good especially if done right but there is nothing wrong with changing it up every so often.
Finding southern food in Boston has been my goal ever since my first visit to Atlanta, GA. With its rich flavors, deep rooted history and comforts, southern food is one of my favorite cuisines.. Now I am just glad I don’t have to go all the way to the South every time I have a hankerin for good southern food. At its core I believe southern food was meant to bring people together and have a good time, and that’s what happened when I went to Southern Kin Cookhouse.
Oh lest I forget | Their drink menu is EXTENSIVE with so many whiskey options, which I will have to try next time. If there is a whiskey lover in your group, or you just love whiskey yourself a visit is needed 🙂
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Appetizers: Bayou Tacos, Devilish Eggs & Fried Okra
Bayou Tacos | 12-hour braised gator tail with smoked tomato vinaigrette, black bean-corn salsa, pickled fresno peppers
Devilish Eggs | creole mustard, cayenne & truffle stuffed eggs with trout pearls,pickled shallots & fried oysters
Fried Okra | Cornmeal and pink peppercorn dusted pickled okra with black-pepper parmesan buttermilk dressing
Entrees: Southwestern Chicken & So’Kin Bucket
Sauces for the Fried Chicken + Butter & Preserves for Biscuits
Fried Chicken Bucket was LIT
Southwestern Chicken | Fresno-maple glazed fried chicken, chipotle street corn, farmers cheese,grilled andouille sausage & blistered shishito peppers
My plate with a sauce tasting 🙂
Dessert: Key Lime Pie
This menu THO
Key Lime Pie | Toasted Merengue & candied lime
Livin that Maven Life,