Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Southern

Happy New Year!! After the festivities nothing cures a hangover like bloody Mary's! So we headed over to The Southern on North avenue for some brunch and 3$ mimosa's and bloody's on New Years Day. Yum! This place used to be chaise lounge and I've been eying it for sometime now. I can't wait for warmer weather bc the outdoor space looks so cozy.
The interior is somewhat like a lumberjack interior designer decorated it. Stylish and rugged. Make sure you wear flannel, have a pixie hair-cut if you are a girl and facial hair if you're a guy. Oh yea, hipster glasses too. Just kidding, our group had none of those but I counted at least one hipster per table. Nothing wrong with that.

They are known for their family style chickens (order ahead of time for a fest for 22$ a person) and brunch. For the app we had the mac n cheese with gouda cheese and sausage. A couple of us ordered the fried chicken with biscuits and it was tasty! We could have done with more gravy but chicken was delish, and hit the spot on a cold hangover day like that. I ordered the Southern Ma'am, open face pork sandwich with a fried egg on top. Mmm! Finally for dessert we had this pudding cake. Not our favorite, between the spice and thickness of the bread it tasted a bit like stuffing? 

All in all I would come back and try some other options. The flavor combination's are nothing new yet a step up from your typical bar grub. The bloody Mary's could use some work, but for 3bucks you can't really be picky. 

Oh yea, I loved the booths in the corner I left like I was in a lodge. :) 
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  1. Pleasure to meet another Chicago food blogger! I have put The Southern on my list for 2011, but as you said would like to wait until the warmer months to give the outdoor patio a go ~

    I also just heard they are starting up a mac & cheese food truck, which sounds intriguing to say the least ;)

  2. Thanks! and the food truck sounds amazing.