If you ever find yourself in the New England area with a hankering for some good old Southern-style cooking, never fear. Southern Kin Cookhouse, located in Somerville, Massachusetts, offers the big food and big flavors of the South served with a side of Southern charm and hospitality.
Located in Somerville, Massachusetts, Southern Kin Cookhouse features a fun and lively atmosphere, yet the restaurant also evokes a friendly, laid-back vibe where you want to gather with friends and family.
The full-service restaurant takes pride in “simple things done well, like mother’s home cooking” and where “the flavor of the food is matched by the company we keep.” Favorite Southern dishes include fried chicken, gumbo, chicken and waffles, shrimp n’ grits, hush puppies and Frogmore stew. However, it’s the famous biscuits that are said to reign the menu, including in some unexpected ways.
“Our biscuits are definitely a top menu item,” said David Daniels, culinary director at Southern Kin, who added that most guests start their meal with a tin bucket of Farmhouse Buttermilk Biscuits, honey butter and jam. “We also use biscuits throughout the menu as a focal point or foundation for some of our most popular dishes.”
For instance, Southern Kin’s Country Fried Chicken n’ Eggs includes a split buttermilk biscuit topped with country gravy. For other dishes like the Southern Crispy Chicken Sandwich, the griddled biscuit provides a unique carrier for the sandwich that also includes quick pickles, gravy and pork belly.
Another item, the Egg Biscuit Sandwich includes fried egg n’ cheese on a farmhouse biscuit with ham and home fries.
Daniels gives credit to Pillsbury for making it possible for his staff to bake what he refers to as a “laughable amount” of biscuits every day--sometimes up to 25 trays a day. He admits it would be nearly impossible to make the quantity of biscuits the restaurant needs each day by scratch as homemade biscuits can turn out differently every time.
“Pillsbury makes it easy for us, the biscuits are fool proof,” said Daniels, whose staff uses both the large and small format Pillsbury Buttermilk biscuits. “Plus, we are able to give our customers the great taste and texture they love in a biscuit with consistent results every time.”
“This is Southern cooking at its best, not to mention a fun, casual environment where you can bring the whole family,” said Jim McCarthy, an account executive with General Mills Convenience & Foodservice who serves the Boston area. “It’s been great to work with the culinary team at Southern Kin and see their creativity come to life, particularly with how they leverage fresh baked biscuits throughout their menu.”
Allison Marceau, another General Mills Foodservice account executive serving the Northeast territory, has had the opportunity to visit the restaurant and see firsthand the power of a strong partnership.
“It’s innovative, commercial operators like Southern Kin, that allow us to better partner with distributors such as US Foods Boston. Through USF we are able to offer unique products and recipe solutions to meet the customers needs and in turn grow everyone’s business. It’s a win all around.”
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