Southern Kin Cookhouse – Somerville, MA

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 🙂

Enjoy the photos and leave me your comments!


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,




  1. The fried okra looks soooo yum!

    1. It was so delicious!

  2. Yum!! I’m so hungry now! Haha. And gator tacos?! How awesome is that! I’ve had gator before, but only deep fried. I’ll have to try it in taco form one day. 🙂

    1. Oh yes. I loved that they made it this way

  3. oh my gosh! This food looks amazing!!!! Great Post 🙂 xo Jana |

    1. Thank you! It definitely was, thanks for stopping by!

  4. Yum!! Those deviled eggs sound so delicious!

    xo Kayla

    1. They were definitely tasty and unique! Especially the oyster, OMG!

  5. OKAY – you had me at southern food and WHISKY!! These look so amazing. I am lying in bed at not even 7a and drooling. I spent sometime in Georgia and this all reminds me of it.

    That plate of sauce to try, is that offered or did you put it together cause I want one of that too!

    Southern Kin will definitely be on my list of eats to try. You’ve done it again to me #LifeAsAMaven!!


    1. 🙂 Yes next time I go I will definitely try the Whiskey… that plate I put together because I wanted to try all the different sauces 🙂
      Glad you enjoyed!!

    1. Thank you, it was for sure!

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