South opened up a few years ago in Sacramento. Earlier this summer I tried some of their offerings from a reduced menu at a neighborhood block party (Gather Oak Park). I wasn't blown away but then I came across Burger Junkies review of their Chef burger and that changed everything; my momentum changed from 'eh' to 'we have ego check this place and burger out!'
The burger was flavorful, had a great spicy taste, and a soft bun that held together throughout the meal. The fries were a shoestring variety that was underwhelming.
From their website:
Located at 2005 11th St. in Southside Park, South is contemporary Southern cuisine, heavy on seasonal vegetables and driven by historical inspiration. South is traditional family food, unpretentious, with no gimmicks, and no crazy science. At South we are not trying to reinvent the wheel, we are just trying to express 200 years of our family’s story on a 12” plate.
Their menu was full of good eats and I can’t wait to go back!